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Laddered Questions: A strategy for seeking knowledge and wisdom. A “Right There,” or literal/concrete question (surface) A “Look Deep,” or interpretive question (form) An “I wonder,” or an abstract question that may extend thinking beyond this particular text (“big idea”).

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Laddered questions a strategy for seeking knowledge and wisdom

Laddered Questions: A strategy for seeking knowledge and wisdom.

  • A “Right There,” or literal/concrete question (surface)

  • A “Look Deep,” or interpretive question (form)

  • An “I wonder,” or an abstract question that may extend thinking beyond this particular text (“big idea”)

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Which question word would you choose for each of our rungs

Which question word would you choose for each of our rungs?

  • A “Right There,” or literal/concrete question (surface)

  • A “Look Deep,” or interpretive question (form)

  • An “I wonder,” or an abstract question that may extend thinking beyond this particular text (“big idea”)

  • Answer this question in groups of three or four – take notes in your composition book.

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Which question word would you choose for each of our rungs1

Which question word would you choose for each of our rungs?

  • What? A “Right There,” or literal/concrete question (surface)

  • How? A “Look Deep,” or interpretive question (form)

  • Why? An “I wonder,” or an abstract question that may extend thinking beyond this particular text (“big idea”)

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Group discussion what sort of answers will you find using each of the questions words

Group discussion. What sort of answers will you find using each of the questions words?

  • What?

  • How?

  • Why?

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Think about books you have read

Think about books you have read.

  • If every text answers a question, what question(s) do you think this text answers?

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First question regarding identity

First question regarding identity:

  • Do we have an essential self or soul?

  • Answer this question in your journal – this is personal and I will not force you to share with the class.

  • I do not want to hear (yet) what others think, tell me what you think.

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Tonight s reading

Tonight’s reading:

  • “Dialogue with Death” – From the Upanishads.

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