Wednesday, November 2, 2011

HOTS Questions to use before a poem or a story

HOTS  Higher Order Thinking Skills  are essential for everyday life, These questions can be used before teaching a poem or a short story in class.


HOTS  Logic (1): Underlying assumptions
What assumptions or emotive implications underlie these statements?
1.      This food is composed entirely of natural ingredients, so it is good for you as well as being delicious.
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2.       Everyone knows that the earlier you start learning a language the more successfully you will master it
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3.      This method is scientifically proven to be effective.

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4.      Thousands of people have already signed up: join now!

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5.      He always wanted to be famous: now he is famous, so he must be very happy.

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6.  Don’t use this method: it is based on outdated and old-fashioned ideas.

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             7. Why do people make assumptions in their daily lives?  How does I help them?
                                   

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             8. Can assumptions be harmful? In what way?

TOEFL Short speaking questions

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