HOTS | READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND QUESTIONS (THE REPUBLIC)
Higher Order Thinking
READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND QUESTIONS
High School HOTS #2 ()
This is a self-contained product on HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS. This product focuses on a small section of Plato’s ; this work is listed as an exemplary information text in the CCSS for Language Arts (Appendix B1).
Plato’s is one of the most influential texts of the Western canon and has had a significant role in shaping Western culture.
The following is from Allan Bloom’s “Preface to the Second Edition.” “The is, of course, a permanent book, one of the small number of books that engage the interest and sympathy of thoughtful persons wherever books are esteemed and read in freedom. No other philosophic book so powerfully expresses the human longing for justice while satisfying the intellect’s demands for clarity.”
While the overall theme of the is justice, this unit also focuses on social interaction, tyranny, and ethics. Justice is often raised in AP History and AP English exams. It will be rewarding to both teachers and students alike to debate and analyze the “Big Ideas” spoken about in the new CCSS guidelines. This product will help guide your students through this difficult, yet accessible, text.
INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
⚫ EIGHT pages of teacher notes
⚫ An introduction to Platonic dialogues and the in particular
⚫ Information on how I use the text
⚫ Assignment suggestions
⚫ 18 discussion questions, some of these could be turned into short writing assignments
⚫ FIVE essay questions
⚫ A multiple-choice test (based upon the included reading) with 18 questions and answers; included as a separate PDF file
⚫ 11 pages of the dialogue itself (beginning of BOOK I), THIS DIALOGUE IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
⚫ 7 pages of endnotes from the dialogue
⚫ CCSS related information on text complexity
⚫ Suggestions on how to read the text at different levels. For instance, using Bloom’s Taxonomy, the majority of questions ask for comprehension, understanding and application. However, I have included questions of a much higher order: analysis, judgment, and evaluation.
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