Introduce your students to the Depth and Complexity GATE icons by reading the text "The Big Orange Splot" by Daniel Marius Pinkwater. Included in the packet is a blank icon page for students to fill in along with the answer sheet to help promote class discussion. After reading the text, the students will fill in eight bubbles relating to eight GATE icons. Highlighted are: Details, Patterns, Rules, Big Idea, Trends, Unanswered Questions, Language of the Discipline, and Multiple Perspectives.
Great way to teach your students about critical thinking and pulling out deeper meanings of a text.