During April I'm participating in the A to Z blogging challenge.
Each day, sans Sunday, offers an opportunity to write about a
letter of the alphabet with the goal of writing 26 posts.
April is also National Poetry Month.
Teaching students to ask questions ranks among the most difficult concepts. We speak about Levels of Questioning:
- Level 1: Literal level questions.
- Level 2: Comprehension questions.
- Level 3: Interpretive level of questions
Today I'm thinking about how poetry can inform the way we think about questioning and have selected two to share:
"The Book of Questions, III"
Pablo Neruda, 1904-1973
Tell me, is the rose naked
or is that her only dress?
Why do trees conceal
the splendor of their roots?
Who hears the regrets
of the thieving automobile?
Is there anything in the world sadder
than a train standing in the rain?
"Questions about Angels" by Billy Collins