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Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
- How do strategic readers create meaning from informational and literary text?
- What is this text really about?
- How do readers know what to believe?
- How does what readers read influence how they should read it?
- How does a reader's purpose influence how text should be read?
Critical thinkers actively and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information.
- How do readers know what to believe in what they read, hear, and view?
- How does interaction with text provoke thinking and response?
Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding, and evaluating.
- What do good listeners do?
- How do active listeners make meaning?
- How do active listeners know what to believe in what they hear?
Effective speakers prepare and communicate messages to address the audience and purpose.
- How do task, purpose, and audience influence how speakers craft and deliver a message?
- How do speakers employ language and utilize resources to effectively communicate a message?
Effective research requires the use of varied resources to gain or expand knowledge.
- What does a reader look for and how can s/he find it?
- How does a reader know a source can be trusted?
- How does one organize and synthesize information from various sources?
- How does one best present findings?
Audience and purpose influence a writer’s choice of organizational pattern, language, and literary techniques.
- What makes clear and effective writing?
- Why do writers write? What is the purpose?
- Who is the audience? What will work best for the audience?
Responsible citizens use information ethically and productively in a global society.
- How do responsible citizens use information ethically?
- How do responsible citizens use information productively in a global society?