Understanding
Can your students grasp the meaning of information by interpreting and translating what has been learned?
Consider your role as the teacher.... Think about the student role...
  • Demonstrate
  • Listen
  • Question
  • Compare
  • Contrast
  • Examine
  • Explain
  • Describe
  • Outline
  • Restate
  • Translate
  • Demonstrate
  • Interpret
  • Actively participate
Skills to be demonstrated by students include...
  • the ability to explain ideas or concepts
  • understand information
  • grasp meaning
  • translate knowledge into new context
  • interpret facts, compare, contrast
  • order, group, infer causes
  • predict consequences
Key words to consider as you develop objectives and questions...
  • account for
  • annotate
  • appreciate
  • apprehend
  • associate
  • be aware of
  • be familiar with
  • cite
  • classify
  • compare
  • comprehend
  • contrast
  • convert
  • define
  • demonstrate
  • describe
  • discuss
  • empathize
  • estimate
  • explain
  • fathom
  • figure out
  • generalize
  • give examples of
  • give main idea
  • grasp
  • identify
  • illustrate
  • infer
  • interpret
  • know
  • make sense out of
  • observe
  • outline
  • paraphrase
  • recognize
  • relate
  • reorganize
  • research
  • restate
  • retell
  • rephrase
  • review
  • show
  • summarize
  • trace
  • translate
  • understand
Sample Questions
  • How would you classify the type of...?
  • How would you compare...? Contrast...?
  • Will you state or interpret in your own words...?
  • How would you rephrase the meaning...?
  • What facts or ideas show...?
  • What is the main idea of...?
  • Which statements support...?
  • Can you explain what is happening...? What is meant...?
  • What can you say about...?
  • Which is the best answer...?
  • How would you summarize...?
  • Can you explain why…?
  • Can you write in your own words?
  • How would you explain…?
  • Can you write a brief outline...?
  • What do you think could have happened next...?
  • Who do you think...?
  • Can you clarify…?
  • Can you illustrate…?
  • Does everyone act in the way that …….. does?

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Possible Projects/Assignments
  • Cut out or draw pictures to show a particular event.
  • Illustrate what you think the main idea was.
  • Make a cartoon strip showing the sequence of events.
  • Write and perform a play based on the story.
  • Retell the story in your words.
  • Paint a picture of some aspect you like.
  • Write a summary report of an event.
  • Prepare a flow chart to illustrate the sequence of events.
  • Make a coloring book.

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