August 12, 2016

Welcome to our English class!  I am so thrilled to be here working with you.  Let’s use thinglink to complete a “get to know you” activity. Let me know if you have any questions.thinglink Advertisements

Thin vs. Thick Question

                Thin Questions:                  Thick Questions:   -Boring -Open-ended questions -Basic recall question -More than one response -Do not show creativity in thinking -Perfect for class discussions -Typically one answer is available -Higher-order thinking -Doesn’t lead into class discussions -Shows creativity in thinking -Found directly in the text -Answers are not found in the text … More Thin vs. Thick Question

Sample for answering questions by using the ACES Strategy:

Example for Using the ACES Strategy to answer questions Question:  How was Mathilde’s appearance altered because of the life changes? (Explain by using evidence from the text.  Follow the acronyms/prompts below).   Answer by creating a topic sentence: Mathilde’s appearance had changed a lot from the beginning of the story to the end. Cite examples … More Sample for answering questions by using the ACES Strategy:

Are you an effective reader? Read to find out!

Characteristics of Effective and Less Effective Readers EFFECTIVE READERS LESS EFFECTIVE READERS Before Reading: Before Reading: have goals in mind and know their purpose for reading do not know why they are reading preview text—title, pictures, headings, drawings start reading without thinking about the topic reflect (and often share) what they know about the topic … More Are you an effective reader? Read to find out!