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Depth of Knowledge

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Jamie Starling

on 17 February 2011

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Transcript of Depth of Knowledge

2 Types of Tested Thinking Skills Critical Thinking Spatial Thinking Good critical thinking is skillful and responsible thinking in which you study the problem from all angles, and then exercise your best judgment to draw conclusions. Spatial reasoning: The ability to reason with spatial images

Spatial visualization ability: The ability to imagine or visualize spatial images in your mind Depth of Knowledge Implementation
is not optional! 4 Levels of Complexity Which levels? Activity Reading Example Level 1 Support an answer by details from text.
Level 2 Summarize major events.
Level 3 Determine the author's purpose and describe how it affects the interpretation.
Level 4 Describe and illustrate how common themes are found across texts from different cultures. Writing Example Level Use punctuation marks correctly.
Level 2 Construct compound sentences.
Level 3 Support ideas with details and examples.
Level 4 Gather, analyze, organize, and interpret information from multiple sources to draft a report. Math Example Level 1 Find the next three terms in a given numeric pattern.
Level 2 What is the next figure in the geometric pattern?
Level 3 Find the next three terms in the pattern and determine the rule for pattern.
Level 4 Find the next three terms in the pattern, determine the rule, and make or find a model for the pattern. Ideas:
Unidentified Quote or Picture - Give clues only!
I Spy
Riddle of the Day
20 ?s
Inference Chart (K-2 use pictures and 3-6 move on to short texts)
Frontloading/Build Background
KWC Chart in Math
KWL How? Chart in Reading
Group Dynamics and Roles
Reading in Content Areas (Use this lesson plan 2-3 times/month)
TCAP Tested Graphic Organizers
Reverse Webbing
Brain Teasers (math textbook on-line resource)
Stories with Holes
Content Area Materials - Reading with Meaning (Miller, D.) Nets
Origami and Folding
Lincoln Logs
Linking Cubes
Noodlers Books on order
Website list will be emailed Accountability Resources Weekly use of DOK
Principal Observations
PLC Focus
Grade Level Planning Unit Plan Week 1 - Recall
Week 2 - Apply the Skill
Week 3 - Problem Solving
Week 4 - Create/Construct Depth of Knowledge Must be hands-on!
Great for R&E
Need at least 20 minutes per week!
Only math objective processed on right side of brain
Development skill -window of opportunity closes between ages 12-14 “A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn't go to waste.” Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) –
Helen Jacobs (Olympia Dukakis)
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