***This works with any text. It's a strategy I learned while in PD at Empire High School. I've been using it for years, and it engages students while keeping them accountable during the reading of a text. I've used this strategy when teaching 7th grader as well as 12th graders. Teacher will need to adjust by using professional judgment...
Levels of Questions (LOQs) is a reading and critical thinking strategy to drive discussions with student-based personal question/answer.
The strategy Levels of Questions is structured around Questions for Critical Thinking via Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Instructions are as follows: students will be assigned text to read while participating in this close reading strategy that will ultimately drive/guide discussion based on the aforementioned reading. Students are incentivized to participate by a point system (rubric is hyperlinked in the document).
Once the allotted amount of reading time is up, the discussion will begin.
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