Bloom's taxonomy and English language learners Thinking Skills and English language learners English language learners should be asked critical thinking questions from all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Some of the tasks on the taxonomy are difficult for ELLs because they lack the language and vocabulary to work in English. However, teachers need to ask questions from all levels of the taxonomy that are age appropriate and at the English language level of the English language learners. Even very young children can work at the Synthesis and Evaluation levels. Examples at each level below come from Pa Lia's First Day by Michelle Edwards. Level 1: Knowledge. What did Pa Lia's brother do on the way to school? Level II: Comprehension. Why did Pa Lia dawdle on the way to school? Level III: Application. Why did Pa Lia send a note? Level 4: Analysis. How do we know Pa La felt nervous? Level 5: Synthesis. Pa Lia is a new student at school and she has no friends. Level VI: Evaluation. Resource Picks
Primary History - Victorian Britain 1788 : Waruwi Warning: This resource may contain references to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may have passed away. Waruwi is an Aboriginal girl looking after her Nana while the rest of her extended family is away from camp. It's just for a day but what a day it turns out to be. Teach Up: Create a classroom that works for all students Teachers Helping Every Student Reach Their Potential: Teach Up I never get tired of reading the thoughts and ideas that Carol Ann Tomlinson shares with the educational community about how to meet students’ needs. Having seen her in action as a presenter, she is very captivating and convincing. The books and articles she has authored, many of which I have read, are scholarly, well-written, and lay out a vision for excellence in teaching. In the February 2012 edition of Educational Leadership, she co-authored an article with Edwin Lou Javius titled, Teach Up for Excellence. It was one of the most inspiring pieces I have read and gave me a great deal to think about in my work with teachers. She begins with a reflection on the history of education, a history in which low-income and minority students were educated in learning environments far less enriching than those of their more privileged counterparts. So what is their model? Principle #1 Principle #2 Principle #3 Principle #4 Principle #5
Primary History - Victorian Britain - Toys and games Pemulwuy - Barani This engraving by James Grant of 'Pimbloy' is believed to be the only known depiction of Pemulwuy (illustration courtesy National Library of Australia, from Grant’s 'The narrative of a voyage of discovery, performed in His Majesty's vessel the Lady Nelson, of sixty tons burthen, with sliding keels, in the years 1800, 1801 and 1802, to New South Wales', 1803 - nla.cat-vn2312357) Pemulwuy was a courageous resistance fighter who led a guerrilla war against the British settlement at Sydney Cove from 1788 through to 1802. Because of his resistance to the invaders, he became one of the most remembered and written about historical figures in Australian Aboriginal history. Pemulwuy was a Bidjigal man from the Botany Bay area of Sydney. He saw the damage done to Aboriginal society by the colonisers and was not tempted to befriend them as other Sydney Aboriginal people, including Arabanoo and Bennelong, had done. Further reading
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Canterbury Heritage: 100 Years Ago Today 22 July 1909: Cathedral Square Gathering Gathering in the Square At 2.30 p.m. a meeting of the unemployed was held in Cathedral Square. There was a large gathering, and a resolution was carried to the effect that a committee should be set up to hold a monster demonstration, to bring the needs of the unemployed before the public. Mr Kilgour spoke at some length regarding the problem of unemployment, and said that Mr T. It had been argued that there were any amount of men who were looking for work and praying that they would not find it, but it was undoubted that the problem was more acute this year than it had ever been. The members of Parliament were merely puppets, and the City Council had failed in its whole duty to the unemployed, while the Government had ignored their claims altogether.