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Tool: Questions and students' mental tasks

In a discussion, each question that the teacher asks sets some kind of mental task for the students. Lay this form beside Side 2 of a completed discussion sketch to examine those tasks.

Analyze a Sketch: What tasks do questions give students?

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What task does the question try to set?

What task does the student appear to perform, actually?

How does the teacher’s response affect the definition of the task?

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Recall

Comprehend

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Analyze

Synthesize

Evaluate

Recall

Comprehend

Apply

Analyze

Synthesize

Evaluate

Recall

Comprehend

Apply

Analyze

Synthesize

Evaluate

Recall

Comprehend

Apply

Analyze

Synthesize

Evaluate

Recall

Comprehend

Apply

Analyze

Synthesize

Evaluate

Recall

Comprehend

Apply

Analyze

Synthesize

Evaluate

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