Foldable Assignment:

We have begun to explore our country in Social Studies and Reading. In our Introduction we learned about the Land, People and Ideas that make up the United States. Students then broke this Unit into 3 big ideas of their own choosing. For each big idea students need to
  1. Create a Topic Sentence with the main idea (Ex: The people of the United States are very diverse)
  2. List 3 big ideas covered under that topic in the form of 3 sentences (Ex: The people of our country are diverse because most Americans are Immigrants. Each Ethnic Group has its own culture. One thing we all agree on government that protects freedom.)
  3. Then students need to re-phrase the Main Idea from he Topic Sentence. (Ex: Many different people live in the United States.)
When each Big Idea has a summary paragraph, then your student will be ready to put on the finishing touches tomorrow.
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´╗┐Levels of Questioning

In order to help students reflect on the information they have read each week, we will have students create thier own thinking assignment. Students will use the 6 levels of Bloom's Taxonomy found below. At each level of thinking, students will choose an action word. They will then create a "direction statement" or imperrative sentence (Example: List 3 things that happened in the story). When students are finished creating the 6 leveled directions for their assignment, they can post their assignment in the appropriate location. When they have finished posting thier own assignment, they can then attempt to work on some of the assignments their classmates have posted. This process will help our students to think at higher levels and to solve problems at higher levels as well.
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Knowledge: arrange, define, duplicate, label, list, memorize, name, order, recognize, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce state.
Comprehension: classify, describe, discuss, explain, express, identify, indicate, locate, recognize, report, restate, review, select, translate,
Application: apply, choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, practice, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.
Analysis: analyze, appraise, calculate, categorize, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.
Synthesis: arrange, assemble, collect, compose, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, manage, organize, plan, prepare, propose, set up, write.
Evaluation: appraise, argue, assess, attach, choose compare, defend estimate, judge, predict, rate, core, select, support, value, evaluate.