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Packet p.1 What is Higher Order Thinking? • Refers to the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy: Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation
Questioning Strategies: Engage students’ thinking with HOT stems Tic Tac Toe Use question cards Fan-N-Pick, Cubing, Rally Coach, Numbered Heads Together, Journal Writing, Learning Centers Packet p.2-3 How do we achieve higher order thinking?
Packet p.4-5 Tic-Tac-Toe Students choose questions to answer in an effort to complete a vertical or diagonal row, thereby answering a question at each of the different levels of thinking. Application & Analysis Synthesis Evaluation
Team: Fan-N-Pick, Cubing Pair: Rally Coach Class: Numbered Heads Together Individual: Short-Takes & Journal Writing Learning Centers Packet p.6 Using Question Cards
Packet p.7 These directions are on p. 6 of your packet! Fan-N-Pick • Student one fans cards. • Student two picks a card & reads it aloud to the team. • Student three gives an answer after 5+ seconds of think time. • After another 5+ seconds of think time, student four paraphrases, praises, or adds to the answer given.
Packet p.8-9 These directions are on p. 6 of your packet! Cubing • Players take turns rolling the cube. • The player who rolls the cube begins by discussing the “thinking question” (TQ) that is face up. • While the TQ is discussed by all members of the group, the person who rolled the dice acts as the facilitator & summarizes the conversation before the next player rolls the cube.
Packet p.10-11 These directions are on p. 6 of your packet! Rally Coach • Each partner pair gets a set of question cards. • Student A reads the question out loud to student B. • Student B answers. (You may want students to record their answers.) • Partners take turns asking and answering each question.
These directions are on p. 6 of your packet! Numbered Heads Together • Students number off in their team. • Teacher poses a question. • Students discuss the question. • Teacher calls a student number & a team number. • The student shares what his or her team discussed.
Question 1 How is Abraham Lincoln like or unlike you?
Question 2 You have been granted one day to go back in history to become Abraham Lincoln. What would you do differently (besides NOT going to Ford’s theater)?
Question 3 How might the world be different today if Abraham Lincoln had never lived?
QUICKLY shows me what you know & what you can do with the information ABC Summary Ticket to Leave Short Takes
Packet p.12 ABC Summary At the end of an explanation or demonstration, give each student a different letter of the alphabet & ask them to think of one word or phrase beginning with that letter that is connected to the topic. Use the responses for a whole class discussion review or as a lead-in to a writing assignment. These directions are on p. 6 of your packet!
Packet p.13 • Ticket to Leave • Give the students a question just before lunch, recess, or special area time. • After they answer it, they hand it to you on their way out. • Review the answers and either respond in writing, use them as a starting point for the next lesson, or as a basis to re-teach misunderstood information. These directions are on p. 6 of your packet!
Individual Accountability: journal writing Using Learning Centers with HOT activities Other Ideas for H.O.T.
Packet p.16-17 These directions are on p. 6 of your packet! Journal Writing • Students pick one question card and make a journal entry or use the question as the prompt for an essay or creative writing assignment. • Students share their writing with a partner or in turn with teammates. • (When students get acquainted with good higher order thinking questions, they can begin to make their own questions using “Question-Starters”)
These directions are on p. 6 of your packet! Learning Centers Station 1. Question card center (Fan-N-Pick style). Station 2. Journal writing center. Station 3. Question starters center: student write and trade questions, answer them, then pair up and compare their answers.