In this lesson students will use your prior knowledge of music to gain a deeper understanding of Costa’s Level of Questioning. The lesson first explains the three levels of questions and what key words to look for. The next three slides each have a question/activity where students must determine what level the question is and answer that question.
In the first question (level one) students list all music vocabulary words they know (can be done by writing on a a Smart Board or students can be given individual sticky notes), then the second question (level two) asks students to sort those words into what Elements of Music Category they belong in. If students are using sticky notes, they can come right up to the board and stick them in the correct box. The third question (level three) is a higher level question which prompts them to discuss with a neighbor. Students can think independently or you can use a Turn and Talk strategy.
As a music teacher in an AVID school, it has been challenging to incorporate AVID into my lessons. This is one way in which I was able to take an AVID activity and apply it to music!