We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills

This means to improve our thinking.

Success Criteria :    

*I add detail when I answer questions about texts

*In the past I used keywords when answering questions, now I use full sentences and paragraphs

See my self-assessment targets on my Bloom’s levels of thinking

My comment: In the past I have not answer my qeastions with much detil at all now my answers are made from detiled paragraphs.

Kelly’s comment:

I think it has been a really great challenge for you this term to answer a range of questions about text with a lot more thinking required. We will continue to use the Bloom’s questions to help you improve your thinking. Next you can write the questions for the texts you read!

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Questions starters and prompts at each level of thinking:

REMEMBERING

  • What is...
  • Where is…
  • When did…
  • Who were the main characters?
  • List 3…
  • Write true or false

UNDERSTANDING

  • In your own words…
  • Tell the main idea…
  • What is meant by…
  • Describe…
  • What facts or ideas show…
  • Which is the best answer..

APPLYING

  • Tell me another time when…
  • What could you ask about…
  • What instructions could you give to…
  • Show how…
  • What examples can you find to…
  • What questions would you ask in an interview with...

ANALYSING

  • How is … related to …
  • Why do you think…
  • What is the theme..
  • Can you list parts that show…
  • What evidence can you find…
  • What is the relationship between…
  • Distinguish between…
  • What conclusion can you draw..
  • Explain similarities between...
  • Separate fact from opinion
  • Arrange the least to most important        

EVALUATING

  • How effective is…
  • What is your opinion of..
  • Based on what you know, how would you explain..
  • What was it better that..
  • Convince another reader..
  • How would you feel if…
  • How would you have handled..
  • How could think the story help you in your own life...

CREATING

  • Create a new character for the story
  • Invent a different way to…
  • What if…    Imagine that …
  • What ideas can you add to..
  • How would you design a new ..
  • What might happen if you combined..
  • Rearrange the…
  • Can you suggest an alternative..
  • Find other ways to…
  • Design a better...

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 3-11

Understanding

1. In your own words, explain where Alfie lives and how it changes due to the weather/seasons.

Answer:

Understanding

2. What is meant by “whispering endearments to him” on page 7?

Answer:

Applying

3. What instructions could you give to someone wanting to buy a tortoise?

Answer:

Understanding

4. Describe the reasons why Mr Hoppy is jealous of Alfie

Answer:

Applying

5. What questions would you ask in an interview with Alfie?

Answer:

Analysing

6. Why do you think Mr Hoppy is in love with Mrs Silver?

Answer:Mrs silver is taking care

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 12-21

Analysing

7. Why do you think Mr Hoppy is moving all his furniture?

Answer: to get room for the tortoise catcher.

Evaluating

8. How would you feel if someone told you these magic words made your pet grow bigger?

Answer:

excited but if it was an option of

Creating

9. How would you design a different chant for Mrs Silver to say to Alfie?

Answers Swap letters around.

Understanding

10. Describe why Mrs Silver wants Alfie to grow bigger.

Answer:because he never

Creating

11. Could you find other ways for Mr Hoppy to pass the note down to Mrs Silver? What are they?

Answer:

Applying

12. What could you ask about Mr Hoppy’s trip to North America?

Answer:

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 22-31

Understanding

13. Tell the main idea of these pages in one sentence

Answer: Mr hobby

Applying

14. Tell me another time when you might have tricked someone?

Answer:

Analysing

15. Can you list parts that show how Mr Hoppy is making sure the tortoise looks the same as Alfie?

Answer:he was a good mica

Understanding

16. What facts or ideas show that Mr Hoppy would be very clever at inventing  a tool to move the tortoises?

Answer:spotted dark shall

Applying

17. What instructions would you give to someone making this tortoise moving tool?

Answer: the is only one end that has to have the claws

Analysing

18. What are the relationships between Alfie and the tortoises at Mr Hoppys house? And then what differences could there be?

Answer:2onuses heveaye

 And they come from the same pet shop Alfie has a name the other tortoises

Don't.

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 32-41 Due Thursday

Evaluating

19. How effective is the tortoise swapping?

Answer:

Pretty effective in different ways . Explain these!!!

Applying

20. What examples can you give to you explain the difference of weights in the tortoises?

Answer:always two ounces  heavier than than other tortoises.

Analysing

21.Why do you think he wants the growing to happen so slowly?

Answer:so Mrs silver doesn't notice much difference between Alfie and the other tortoises.

Creating

22. Can you suggest an alternative to get Mrs Silver interested in Mr Hoppy without him needing to play this trick on her?

Answer: throw lettuce down to Mrs silvers pet Alfie.

Understanding

23. On page 40 it says, “Mrs Silver’s pet had more than doubled in size and the good lady hadn’t noticed a thing.” What does it mean by “the good lady”?

Answer: she sells sweets and newspapers at 5.30 and looks after Alfie

Evaluating

24. What is your opinion of Mr Hoppy’s sneaky plan?

Answer: it is a very sneaky plan for an old man like Mr hoppy

Make sure you think carefully about each question. Keep challenging your thinking to improve your responses Stanley.

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 42-56

Understanding

25. What does it mean by “I mustn't bish it” on page 51?

Answer:

I just can't miss this.

Evaluating

26. Was it better for Mrs Silver that Mr Hoppy tricked her into thinking Alfie grew? Why do you think that?

Answer:no because it was

Creating

27. What Mrs Silver found out that Mr Hoppy had tricked her, how would that change the ending?

Answer:

Creating

28. Design a bigger house for the new big Alfie so that Mr Hoppy doesn’t have to switch the tortoises again. You could draw a picture, screenshot it and then insert it in here.

Answer:

Evaluating

29. Convince another reader into reading this book, how could you do this?

Answer:

Evaluating

30. If you were Mrs Silver, how would you have handled the situation, would you have married Mr Hoppy for all his hard work or thanked him in a different way?

Answer:

Swimming for Gold

Chapter 1

Understanding

On page 1 Esther signed. Describe why Esther signed, connecting with her feelings.

Applying

Clarify the meaning of what Sam said “I’m not threatening your independence”

Analysing

What did Sam compare himself to and what does this mean for his actions?

Evaluating

How would you feel if you were in a wheel chair?

The Crystal Crescent by John Lockyer

Understanding author's purpose

1.For what purpose did the author write many rhetorical questions?

to get the readers hooked in to the story.

Understanding author's purpose

2. List all the verbs used in paragraph 1. Then explain the different impact the paragraph would have on the reader if there were none of these descriptive verbs.

living,thinking,spinning.  they are getting interested with or without

Understanding author's purpose

3. Give an example of each sentence type found in chapter 1. Simple, compound and complex.

“whats wrong riki asked,, tando didn’t arnser.

Analysing

4. Explain what this sentence tells the reader ‘Raki felt small beads of sweat break out on his lips’

he is getting  fustrated realy fustrated.but the alother made it desc

Understanding

5. Give definitions for 4 words that might need clarifying

Please come see me about your answers Stanley.

The Crystal Crescent by John Lockyer

CHAPTER 7- Teacher Questions                       CHAPTER 8- Teacher Questions  

Stanley, please read the questions really well and once you have written your response then read the question again to double check you have answered the question correctly. If you need more help come and see me or feel free to work with a buddy this week.     

Understanding

1. Think deeply about this sentence from on page 59 ’Weak light leaked out of the cracks’. How has the author done a great job of describing the light? by getting the reader hooked in and feeling like they were there also not just saying it but  describing it.

Create

2. Create a diagram to show your understanding of the process explained on page 59

Analysing

3. Reread carefully, focusing on how Raki feels. List and explain the range of feelings he has in this chapter.

shifting because he’s trying to provent him from stepping in the nectar. warm because this in sentnce  it says… he felt a blanket of warmth around him.

Create

Without reading ahead, write a paragraph of what might happen next

raki might not want to go throgh the little gap. but also he is trying to convine the monitor to make tando take the risk.

Understanding

5. List words that might need clarifying

feingerling blugatos

Teacher Assessment:

Stanley come and see me please.

 

Stanley’s question for chapter 9- The monitor forced the Diamond hach way open and Jamed the stick under it. Can you make “Jamed” in a different wow word?

 It is great to see you have an understanding of the different range of questions we can ask and answer now. What a creative question. Ka Pai Stanley!

The Crystal Crescent by John Lockyer

CHAPTER 9- Teacher Questions                        

Understanding

1. On page 76  Raki rolling in the sticky substance and moving his body around and around. Explain why Raki did such things?

to get out of the hole

Create

2. Record possible dialogue which could have come from Raki during the events in page 76 and 77.

Clarify

3. Clarify the word ‘prise’

Now explain what it means in this text

I think that prise means pull

Analysing

4. Separate true and false, explaining each statement

  1. A knife sliced across Raki’s fingers.
  2. He felt his knuckles stretch.
  3. Raki cried silently.
  4. The pool had a strobe in it.
  5. The tsunami knocked him out.
  6. The monitor gave them direction.

a knife sliced across raki’s fingers. true

he felt his knuckles strech. true

raki cried silently. fulse

the tsunami knocked him out. fulse

the monitor gave dierction. true

Evaluating

5. How could you relate this story to your own life?