Teaching with DBQs: Helping Students Analyze Nonfiction and Visual Texts (Paperback)Kevin Thomas Smith (author)
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Help your students navigate complex texts in history and social studies. This book shows you how to use document-based questions, or DBQs, to build student literacy and critical thinking skills while meeting rigorous state standards and preparing students for AP exams. DBQs can be implemented year-round and can be adjusted to meet your instructional needs. With the helpful advice in this book, you'll learn how to use DBQs to teach nonfiction and visual texts, including primary and secondary sources, maps, and paintings. You'll also get ideas for teaching students to examine different points of view and write analytical responses. Topics include:
Using the SOAPSETone (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Evidence and Tone) technique to to analyze visual and nonvisual texts;
Teaching students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources;
Working with multiple texts and learning to recognize the relationships between them;
Formulating DBQs to suit different types of assessment, including short-answer questions, multiple-choice questions, and in-class essay prompts;
Evaluating student responses and providing constructive feedback.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"As document-based questions become a more common form of assessment, Teaching with DBQs is a must-have resource for educators. The author provides strategies and examples for teaching students a step-by-step process for analyzing and evaluating documents and for responding to document-based questions. This proven process will aid teachers in helping students to develop the necessary life skill of high-level critical thinking." - Karen Benningfield, Supervisor of Secondary Instruction, White County Schools, TN
"Teaching with DBQs is the go-to guide for helping teachers and students overcome the complexity of Document Based Questions. Smith incorporates his own personal experience in the classroom to create strategies that reach both advanced students and those who struggle to be on level. These strategies, combined with relevant classroom examples and practical resources, seamlessly engage students to dig deeper into source material while increasing their understanding." - Sharon Hoolan Ortiz, District Director, Florida Council for Social Studies, and History Department Chair, Fort Pierce Central High School, FL
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