thursday 10/05/17 - using bloom's taxonomy and costa's levels to write higher order thinking questions for cornell notes (avid strategy)Read Now
THURSDAY 10/05/17 - USING BLOOM'S TAXONOMY AND COSTA'S LEVELS TO WRITE HIGHER ORDER THINKING QUESTIONS for cornell notes (AVID STRATEGY)
Today students used color to organize their Bloom's Taxonomy and Costa's Levels of Thinking resources to help them write higher order thinking questions for their Cornell Notes.
We started with Level One/Knowledge and worked our way up the Bloom's Pyramid and Costa's Levels until we reached Analysis. We color coded all of the corresponding information and wrote two questions for each level using the sentence starters/frames on the back of the Bloom's Pyramid. I participated with the students and created a set of notes for each period (period 6 is displayed below as an example).
As we worked on crafting our questions, I showed the students how they should be using their Cornell Notes to help them review and study. We discussed how the CUES (questions in this case) should directly relate to the page of notes upon which they are written. Essentially, the answer to the question should be found within the notes. I gave the example that it is like playing the game of Jeopardy, i.e., we have all of the answers in our notes section but need to come up with the questions.
Tomorrow we will complete this activity and write our summary as well. LAB #3 will then serve as an example of what is expected when they are asked to make/take Cornell Notes in the future.
Homework was assigned today for the first time. The students have been asked to take Cornell Notes on Chapter 1, Section 4 "Scientific Models" of their Textbook. This assignment is expected to be COMPLETE with 3 - 5 CUES and a summary by 10/11/17. On 10/11/17 they will have an open note quiz on Scientific Models, the Scientific Method, and how to properly take/use Cornell Notes.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.