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 targets on my Bloom’s levels of thinking

My comment:

I started off rushing in recipeal reading then it took me a while to slow down and think a lot more. And I started off using key words then used sentences.

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 the

  • 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: bright and sunny nice

Understanding

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

Answer:whispering nice stuff to Alfie

Applying

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

Answer:fed it what it eats and give it love

Understanding

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

Answer:because Alfie gets kisses

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:what do you like to eat

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 12-21

Analysing

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

Answer:to get more space for his new tortoise's

Evaluating

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

Answer:like it was unbelievable

Creating

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

Answer:eat up up small little thingy majig

Understanding

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

Answer:

Creating

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

Answer:rope stick pipe cleaner

Applying

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

Answer:what did you see and do

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 22-31

Understanding

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

Answer: mr hoppy bought 140 tortoises

Applying

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

Answer:

I have said look it's a plain and people look but nothing is there.

Analysing

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

The differences are one is two ounces bigger

Understanding

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

Answer:a lot cleverer than me.

Applying

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

Answer:wire,a long pipe,handles,snatchers.

Analysing

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

Answer:they one from the same species and they are in the same shop

Difference

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 32-41

Evaluating

19. How effective is the tortoise swapping?

Answer: I think it is really effective because mrs silver didn't notice.

Applying

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

Answer:

Every time he swaps the tortoises they are two ounces bigger .

Analysing

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

Answer:so mrs silver doesn't notice him swapping the tortoises.And because it the growing is fast then she is more likely to see the change.

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:he could learn to be a magichine and make him bigger.

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:

Cause she says nice things to Alfie.

Evaluating

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

Answer: I think his plan is quite sneaky and mrs silver doesn't even know.

Keep challenging your thinking to improve your responses Sofina.

Esio Trot

By Roald Dahl

Pages 42-56

Understanding

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

Answer:it means you musn't touch ...............

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 is never nice to trick people.

Creating

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

Answer:they would have never married and would never talk to each other.

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:

24th June

 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 paragraph

See my targets on my Bloom’s levels of thinking

Swimming for Gold

Chapter 1

Understanding

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

Esther's dad and Sam

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 let you know how the book started in the first place. Rhetorical questions are questions that do not need to be answered but they make us as readers really think for ourselves about the topic before reading on.

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.

jerked,shuddered,staggered,gasped,violently,dimmed. You would be very bored and  fall asleep.

Reread the question to do what the second part of the task asked you to do Sofina.

Understanding author's purpose

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

simple-"what's wrong Raki" asked

Compound-tando didn't answer . She was huddled over the flashing screen.

Complex-

Analysing

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

he was panicking with sweat on his lips

Understanding

5. Give definitions for 4 words that might need clarifying

I might need to clarify dimmed✔️,sluggishly✔️,joystick✔️ and wrenching✔️.

Sofina reread the question to do what the task asked you to do.

Where are your own questions written for chapter 2? You will need to do some catch up Sofina. Come and see me if you need more help.

The Crystal Crescent by John Lockyer

CHAPTER 7- Teacher Questions                       CHAPTER 8- Our Questions  

Sofina, 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

Instead of using light came out of the cracks he said weak light leaked out of the cracks cause the light isn't that bright as a usual light.

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.

deeply breathing not that sure what to do,nervous,confused and responsible for that Job because he was doing that job himself and it was when he was going into the cave and it would be his fault if he made a mistake.

This was a tricky question. You nailed it!

Create

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

SPLAT! Raki fell to a rocky cold surface. Lying there as still as a rusty old picture for ten seconds. Soon his eyes opened feeling like he was blind and doomed he heaved himself to his own two feet.

I bet you can’t wait to read on now!

Understanding

5. List words that might need clarified

Telotion,upstream,eject,absorb and nectar bed.

Buddy Assessment:

 

Teacher assessment:

 

20/8 Where are your own chapter 9 questions Sofina?

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?

so he could get through the hole cause it was little and would hurt him if he went in and the sticky substance is slipery and then he could get through

Create

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

he could of said what might happen what he should do and wich way he should go

Clarify

3. Clarify the word ‘prise’

Now explain what it means in this text

I saerched up on dictionary what this word means and says it is like prize and thats very intrseting for me

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.

1.false because he felt something hot like a nife

2.true  when he was going thru the hole

3.false because he cried out but a roar sound made him sound like he cried silently

4.false because it didn t  have it in the book

5.true because something knocked him out

6.true because he showed him the way without going into the cave

Evaluating

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

when I was first born

Due Monday 24th August

Prise p. 78