In this activity, students will read biographies of eleven people who were vital to the Texas Revoluition. Students will use the information presented in the biographies to come up with Level 1 and Level 2 questions.
Level 1 Questions
Deal with factual information you can find printed in the story / document / whatever. They usually have ONE correct answer.
Level 1 Questions often…
clarify vocabulary or basic facts
check for Understanding
ask for more information
Level 2 Questions
Deal with factual information but can have more than one defensible answer. Although there can be more than one ‘good’ answer, your answers should be defended or opposed with material FROM the story or related materials.
Level 2 Questions might…
require “Processing” of Information—analyze, synthesize, evaluate, articulate
require making inferences from the text
seek understanding from someone who knows more or has larger perspective
challenge the author (why did you include this but not that, or why was this phrased a certain way?)