Supporting and Challenging our
21st Century Learners
Loveland High School
Thompson School District
Jordy as Dogzilla
“Do not confine
to your own
they were born
“The teacher, if indeed
wise, does not bid you to
enter the house of
her/his wisdom, but
leads you to the
threshold of your own
mind.” –Kahlil Gibran-Lebanese
Students who can
function in real-world
situations that are
unpredictable and vital.
• How do teachers vary instruction
and assessment in order to be
responsive to the needs of all
• How do teachers reach learners in
the 21st century?
What about rigor?
• Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Higher Level
• Synthesis Higher
Critical a nd Creative Thinkin g----Questioning Strategies and Products using BloomÕsTaxonomy
Knowledge Compr ehension Applic ation Analysis Synthesis Evaluation
(know and aware) (understand) (use, transfer) (examine,relate) (create, design) (judge)
Key words Key words Key words Key words Key words Key words
know summarize apply analyze create judge
recall define construct relationships design evaluate
name restate plan parts to wh ole hypothesi e
select rewrite utilize categorize invent justify
tell translate interview connect develop appraise/assess
match describe model distinguish compose prioritize
state discuss develop infer assemble convince
recite estimate organize compare/constrast revise support
memorize illustrate construct investigate compose conclude
identify give examples role-play diagram compile defend
list extrapolate research seeing patterns build interpret
label edit solve diss ect/separate generate give opinion
choose use classify examine form give viewpoint
define manipulate review predict recommend
recognize outline solve
Sample ques tions Sample ques tions Sample ques tions Sample ques tions Sample ques tions Sample ques tions
What isÉ ? How would you How would you What is the What if..? How would you
Where isÉ? describe..? apply this.? relationship What might happen if prioritizeÉ ?
How did ---happen? Can you explain what is What examples can between..? you combined..? What do you recommend
Can you recall? happening? you find to..? What evidence can How would you as the solution to the
Can you list? How would you What is significant? you find..? create a new ..? issue?
Who isÉ? summarize..? What questions How is ____ related What solutions might What criteria woul d you
Who were the What is the main idea..? would you ask in an to ___? you suggest for..? use to assess?
mainÉ? How would you interview with..? How would you What ifÉ? What do you think
Why didÉ ? illustrate..? How would you distinguish between.? What would happen about..?
How is..? Where will you useÉ .? role-play? How is this similar? if..? How would you j ustify..?
Can you list all the Who was main Can you group by.? What was the problem Do you believe..?
words for ..? character? How would you with..? What is your conclusio n?
How manyÉ? solve this?
Sample products Sample products Sample products Sample products Sample products Sample products
practice exercises draw p ictures, comic roleplays conduct survey invent a machine deba te an issue
vocabulary/grammar strips, graphics etc. artwork solve the mystery. design an ad make a list of criteria to
quiz zes defineÉ. use map, guide s, analyze a work of art devise a way to. judge a..
chart. summarize the.. charts, menus, examine a poem.. write a new ending write a letter advising..
facts in isolation retell the story schedules, etc create a Venn diagram for.. write an editorial
recite a poem describe the É make models for É design a new CD cite sources to justify
label the cities revise, edit demonstrations research and compare cover for a song your point of v iew
match the followingÉ give a presentation graphic organizers examine pros/cons create a lesson for.. rate theÉ .
Match the foods
• What type of question is it?
• Apply questioning
techniques to content topic.
• A little creativity and fun….
Read the following article.
• Chef cooks £2,000 Valentine pizza
A chef has flown from Scotland to Italy to create the world's most expensive
pizza for a St Valentine's Day meal. Award-winning Glasgow restaurateur
Domenico Crolla will prepare the £2,150 (3,000-euro) feast for lawyer Maurizio
Morelli and his wife Sabrina in Rome. Mr Morelli, a gastro-expert, bought the
pizza during a charity auction. The treat named the Pizza Royale 007 is topped
with edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac and champagne-soaked
caviar. Other toppings on the organic base, spread with a sunblush tomato sauce,
include Scottish smoked salmon and medallions of venison.
Mr. Crolla said: "This is the perfect romantic Valentine's gift. "We Italians are
experts at amore and I think this pizza will show that the way to a woman's
heart is definitely through her stomach." The pizza was created to raise funds
for The Fred Hollows Foundation, which aims to prevent curable blindness in
developing countries. The title for world's most expensive pizza was previously
held by a £100 white truffle, mushroom and fontina cheese pizza at Gordon
Ramsay's Maze restaurant in London.
• Story from BBC NEWS:
Create questions in the chart below. Answer your
Question word Question Response
What if? ? (If?)
How Can Teachers Differentiate?
Content Process Product
According to Students’
Adapted from The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (Tomlinson, 1999)
Flexible Grouping Practices
Help create a safe and honoring
Some basic strategies
• Menu choice board
• Tiered lesson
• Learning Centers
lesson for Readiness
Choice Board Menu
Verb practice--- Question Vocabulary
Exercises 2 and 3 practice--Develop practice--Family
in the workbook a survey to get tree activity p. 59
information in book
about number of
etc. Ask 5
Question Vocabulary Verb practice--
practice--Create practice-Design a Design a quiz
10 questions you crossword puzzle using the verbs in
might ask using the family this unit.
someone in order and quantity
to get details vocabulary
Vocabulary Verb practice-- Question
practice--Watch Draw a picture to practice--Create a
the family video represent each song that will
clip and do one of the new help you
comprehension verbs. remember the
exercises 5 and 6 question words.
Types of Writing
• Argumentative or
Types of Writing
• 1) Narrative: the purpose of a narrative writing is to tell a
story. Narrative writings are told from a particular point of view,
make and support a point, are filled with detail, uses vivid
vocabulary, use conflict and sequence as does any story and may
• 2) Descriptive: in a descriptive writing, the purpose is to
produce a mood or a dominant impression of a person, place, or
object. The writer tries to make the reader see, hear, or feel
what the writer saw, heard, or felt.
• 3) Expository: the purpose of the expository writing is to inform,
clarify, define, explain, or analyze. To accomplish that, the writing
is best developed by the use of facts and statistical information,
cause and effect relationships, or examples. The writing should
include: topic sentence, supporting sentences that make the topic
understandable and interesting, transitions that create a logical
order and a conclusion to tie everything together.
• 4) Argumentative or Persuasive: an argumentative or persuasive
writing attempts to convince, bring about an event, or move the
reader to action. In an orderly way the writer analyzes a problem,
offers a solution, acknowledges opposing solutions, and restates
the one given in the essay. The appeal to the reader may be
strictly logical or it may involve the reader's emotions. To
accomplish this, the writer must develop a limited topic, which is
well defined and debatable. The topic should be a statement of
position. That position must be clear and direct. Then state the
reasons that you have to support your position. Uses specific
evidence, examples, and statistics to persuade the reader that the
stated position is a valid one. To finish it is important to clearly
redefine the topic and restate the most compelling evidence.
Remember, this is the last chance to remind the reader and
convince her/him to accept the writer's position.
(provides purpose for writing)
R-role of the writer
Role Audience Format Topic
Van Gogh His brothe r Letter Plead your case for
Elaborate on your
lates t work s.
Newspaper The Fren ch people Newspaper Lady Liberty in
re porter interview th e Delacroix
th oughts and
actions at this
Jane Avril Toulouse Lautrec Note Complain how you
th ink his
paintings do not
flatter you r talent
Police office r Monet Police report Charge Monet for
when painting the
poppy fie lds .
Leonard DeVinci Mona Lisa Poem Convince her that
you want to paint
her due to he r
Your choice Your choice Your choice Your choice
French 2--Traveling in France
Role Audience Format Topic (+
Customer Hotel employee Letter Make a
res ervation for
Hotel Employee Customer Reply le tte r Confirm
Customer Hotel Complaint Demand
for proble ms
and poor service
Parisian Real Pros pective Real estate ad Describe details
estate agency renters of the
Study Aboard Students who Application Apply for a
Organization want to study form for the rigorous study
abroad program abroad
Student who Family Thank you card Thank the
stayed with a members note family for the
Role Audience Format Topic
(+ strong verb)