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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Content Applications for Three Visual Cueing Prompts (i.e. Think-Trix, Q-Matrix and the Six Types of Information) for Student Generated Questions

The chart below presents some sample questions that students can pose during a classroom discussion. Note how the three visual cueing prompts can be applied across the seven Judaic topic areas.

Judaic Topic
6 Types of Information
Can you remember the names of the three sections of the Tanach? (recall/question)
Where did the Tanach come from? (past/situation question)
What is the Tanach? (factual question)
What is your favorite prayer, and why? (evaluation question)
What is the Kaddish prayer? (present/event question)
What is the purpose of prayer? (conceptual question)
What are some causes for the creation of the modern state of Israel? (cause question); what are some of the effects of Israel’s location in the Middle East? (effect question)
What might have happened to the Jewish people if Hitler had been the victor in World War II? (imagination/event question)
Who is your favorite hero in all of Jewish history? (preference question)
How is the Hebrew language similar to English? (similarity question)
How will the Hebrew language change in the future? (prediction/means question)
What does the Hebrew word shalom mean? (factual question)
How is Pesach different from Sukkot? (difference question)
Who can lead a seder? (possibility/person question)
Who would like to share a Jewish family experience that you treasure? (experience question)
Safed, Haifa, and Eilat are examples of what larger idea? (from example to idea question)
Would Israel ever use its nuclear weapons to defend itself? (probability/situation question)
What feelings did you have when you visited Israel for the first time?
(feeling question)
The big idea is middot; can you give five examples of middot? (from idea to example question)
When might it be inappropriate to offer hospitality to a guest? (imagination/situation question)
Is it always right to rebuke others for their misbehavior? Explain. (informed opinion question)

On the next post we will begin our discussion of the second student-engaged model of teaching, Cooperative Learning.

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