Essential questions for reading - ProTeacher Community


catlover76 catlover76 is offline
Full Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 371

catlover76
Full Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 371
Essential questions for reading
Old 05-31-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

At my school we are going to start using essential questions this fall. Our principal wants us to start with reading questions first, then we'll add others later. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to come up with the essential questions? I'm trying to get a head start and work on some questions. Thanks in advance!!


catlover76 is offline   Reply With Quote


Luv2Lrn's Avatar
Luv2Lrn Luv2Lrn is offline
Full Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 184

Luv2Lrn
Full Member
 
Luv2Lrn's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 184
Essential Questions
Old 05-31-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Our district has developed essential questions for each subject area, for each grade level, for each quarter. We are required to post these in our classroom next to our weekly objectives. What grade are you developing essential questions for? I teach third grade and I have the third grade essential questions typed into word documents on my computer at school. If you are interested, I can post them next week.
Luv2Lrn is offline   Reply With Quote
catlover76 catlover76 is offline
Full Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 371

catlover76
Full Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 371
Essential questions for reading
Old 05-31-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

Hi Luv2Lrn!
I'm a 3rd grade teacher also. We will be required to post reading essential questions on the wall in the Fall. We will later add other subject essential questions. That's nice that your district developed the EQ for each subject area. We have to make our own questions. Yes, I would be interested in seeing your essential questions. Where will you post them? Thanks a bunch! If I can help you in any way, let me know.
Thanks again!!
catlover76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Runner Runner is offline
Full Member
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 129

Runner
Full Member
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 129
Essential Questions
Old 06-01-2008, 02:41 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

I would also love to see the EQ questions that your district has developed. Thanks for sharing.
Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
CTteacher's Avatar
CTteacher CTteacher is offline
Junior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 71

CTteacher
Junior Member
 
CTteacher's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 71
How Wonderful...
Old 06-01-2008, 05:35 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I teach third grade as well, and would be excited to see your essential questions. Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us!


CTteacher is offline   Reply With Quote
audriana's Avatar
audriana audriana is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,365

audriana
Senior Member
 
audriana's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,365
I would love to see them, too
Old 06-01-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

I was new to third grade this year and that's something that I had planned on working on this summer.

Thanks!
audriana is offline   Reply With Quote
mshelbyk's Avatar
mshelbyk mshelbyk is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,027

mshelbyk
Senior Member
 
mshelbyk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,027
some links..
Old 06-01-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

http://www.chue.net/EssentialQuestions.html

http://www.ware.k12.ga.us/Curriculum...ontent%20Maps/
mshelbyk is offline   Reply With Quote
pmpkin's Avatar
pmpkin pmpkin is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 809

pmpkin
Senior Member
 
pmpkin's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 809
Luv2Lrn...
Old 06-01-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

I'm also a 3rd grade teacher in Nj-we have to start posting essential questions, too. It would be sooo helpful to see what you've done! Thanks!!
pmpkin is offline   Reply With Quote
teach4k's Avatar
teach4k teach4k is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,115

teach4k
Senior Member
 
teach4k's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,115

Old 06-01-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

I also teach 3rd grade and we started using these this year as part of Learning Focus. We have Unit Essential Questions and then Lesson Essential Questions for each subject. Since it just started this year, as a grade level we were allowed to pick on subject to start with. Our questions had to be a bulletin board with the both questions, concept, and vocabulary. I believe you can go into our district website and see these. here is the website. http://www.polk-fl.net/ just click on staff. From there scroll down a little and on the right hand side your will see curriculum maps, click on that, then view curriculum maps you will then see folders -- elementary. click that, fron there you just need to pick a subject and then the grade level, and you will see the maps which have all the essential questions. For example: reading - fluency - Unit Essential Question = How does reading with fluency help me understand what I read? Lesson EQ = How does decoding words quickly help me become a fluent reader?

Sorry this was so long. Hope it helps a little!!
teach4k is offline   Reply With Quote
catlover76 catlover76 is offline
Full Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 371

catlover76
Full Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 371
essential questions
Old 06-01-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

Thanks mshelbyk!! These are great!!
catlover76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Recess's Avatar
Recess Recess is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 887

Recess
Senior Member
 
Recess's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 887
Essential Questionns
Old 06-01-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

I would also like to see the posting of the Essential Questions. Thank you for sharing.
Recess is offline   Reply With Quote
elmosjeep elmosjeep is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 625

elmosjeep
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 625
where in NJ
Old 06-01-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #12

Where in NJ do you guys all teach?

Well we have a ton of ess. questions in my district...we are drowned in it...some are... how is reading like a river (fluency)
and
does the reader or the author make the story come alive and why
elmosjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
pmpkin's Avatar
pmpkin pmpkin is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 809

pmpkin
Senior Member
 
pmpkin's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 809
elmosjeep...
Old 06-02-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #13

I teach in south jersey: Pittsgrove. Our district is making us write unit plans following a UBD model and we have to post essential questions in our rooms and in our lesson plans!
pmpkin is offline   Reply With Quote
kyteaach3
Guest
 
 

kyteaach3
Guest
 
 
essential questions
Old 06-02-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #14

I'd like to see your 3rd gradde essential questions too. Thanks
  Reply With Quote
salem's Avatar
salem salem is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,399

salem
Senior Member
 
salem's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,399
teach4k---can't get to site!
Old 06-02-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #15

teach4k---

I clicked on your website and went straight to it, but after that, you lost me! I see the STAFF words down on the right, but you cannot click on the word STAFF, and when I clicked on the other things under STAFF I could not proceed without a password.

I wanted to check out your essential questions but couldn't get to it---did I miss a step??? Please let me know.....
salem is offline   Reply With Quote
"Mrs. Gorf"'s Avatar
"Mrs. Gorf" "Mrs. Gorf" is offline
Full Member
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 394

"Mrs. Gorf"
Full Member
 
"Mrs. Gorf"'s Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 394
Direct link
Old 06-03-2008, 04:03 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #16

Here's the direct link to the Polk site.
http://publish.learningfocused.com/997828
"Mrs. Gorf" is offline   Reply With Quote
pjohn pjohn is offline
New Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 5

pjohn
New Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 5

Old 06-03-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #17

I had no trouble at all. Look back at her instructions and try again.
pjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
salem's Avatar
salem salem is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,399

salem
Senior Member
 
salem's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,399

Old 06-04-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #18

Thanks---I now see the word STAFF near the top of the page---I was scrolling down to soon and trying to click on the word STAFF which did not have a link---

Thanks for the heads up--I need to wear my reading glasses more!
salem is offline   Reply With Quote
teach4k's Avatar
teach4k teach4k is offline
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,115

teach4k
Senior Member
 
teach4k's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,115
So sorry
Old 06-04-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #19

I have been so busy finishing out for the year that I haven't been on the site. Thanks to "Mrs. Gorf" for posting the direct link. I guess I should have just done that...didn't even think about it. But that is what you all are about....being HELPFUL!!!

thanks
teach4k is offline   Reply With Quote
Luv2Lrn's Avatar
Luv2Lrn Luv2Lrn is offline
Full Member
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 184

Luv2Lrn
Full Member
 
Luv2Lrn's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 184
Essential Questions
Old 06-06-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #20

Sorry about the delay folks. We just finished our last week of school, my room is all packed up, and I can finally breathe again. Since I am still classified as a new member, I can't post the Essential Questions that my district uses. If you PM me with your email address, I will be glad to send them to you.
Luv2Lrn is offline   Reply With Quote
RedShamrok RedShamrok is offline
New Member
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2

RedShamrok
New Member
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2
Essential Questions
Old 09-27-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #21

hi Luv,

i couldn't figure out how to pm you with this request (i'm new to this site) ... but if you wouldn't mind emailing me your essential questions, particularly for 3rd grade reading and writing, i'd love to see them as well. my email is redshamrok@aol.com

thanks so much for the help!
RedShamrok is offline   Reply With Quote
life_learner life_learner is offline
New Member
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2

life_learner
New Member
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
essential questions
Old 10-09-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #22

Hi,

I'd appreciate it if you shared you EQ's with me.

My email is stephanieyoung5150@yahoo.com

Thanks
life_learner is offline   Reply With Quote
Cordelia Cordelia is offline
New Member
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3

Cordelia
New Member
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
Eq
Old 10-17-2008, 03:17 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #23

I'd love a copy of your EQ's my email is lrogers3@earthlink.net. Thanks
Cordelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Cordelia Cordelia is offline
New Member
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3

Cordelia
New Member
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
EQ's
Old 10-17-2008, 03:25 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #24

I love the wording of your questions. Can you give me more?
Cordelia is offline   Reply With Quote
riverrat riverrat is offline
New Member
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 3

riverrat
New Member
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 3
Essential Questions
Old 11-11-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #25

luv2Lrn, Thank you for offering to help. I could not figure out the pm thing. I am new at this. But I would really appreciate it if you would email me the essential questions. My address is as1951@hotmail.com.
I am doing ok on making some of them, but am really having trouble with many of the concepts. It would really help to see how others are written.
Thanks
riverrat is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
ARCHIVE
Thread Tools



Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:19 AM.


Copyright © 2014 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net