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Costa’s Levels of Inquiry
Levels of Questioning/Inquiry n Level one – comprehension ¡ n Level two – analysis ¡ n List, define, repeat, describe, name, label, recall, memorize, identify Practice, compute, translate, interpret, question, analyze, differentiate, compose, apply, illustrate Level three – evaluation ¡ Judge, rate, choose, evaluate, measure, combine, propose, assess, imagine
House Analogy – Elevate your thinking! Level 3: Judge, rate, evaluate Level 2: Compare, contrast, apply Level 1: Name, recall, list
Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Level one: Define liberty. Level two: Analyze what “justice for all” really means. Level three: Imagine you were on a committee to reevaluate the Pledge. Would you change it or leave it the same? Explain.
“The Murderer” n n n n Who is the main character? Describe him (personality, quirks, etc). Analyze why he destroyed electronics. What was his intent? Contrast Brock’s emotional state in the room to that of the psychiatrist. What are the differences? Compare and contrast our current society to that of Brock’s. On page 3, the psychiatrist says, “The majority rules” about halfway down the page. To what extent do you agree with this statement? To what extent do you agree with Brock’s actions?
Classwork/Homework n Create at least two level 2 and one level 3 question. (Total of 3 questions) TYPE THESE! n Your questions should be in reference to Fahrenheit 451. n Bring your Allusion example as well
Socratic Seminar n Purpose: To deepen our understanding of a complex text through questions/inquiry and using textual evidence.
Preparing for a Seminar n Read the text and respond n Look for words/phrases that you: ¡ ¡ ¡ n don’t understand find confusing cannot paraphrase Write your questions about those words/phrases
Ground Rules n n n Do not raise hands (it is a conversation) Talk to each other, not facilitator Take risks – be willing to think out loud and explore an idea with the group Refer to the text Help/challenge each other Speak loudly enough to be heard across the circle