The Power Tools

For our term paper, we were asked to link our thoughts and ideas to the six most important tools we had learn in class.
There are six different ways to analyze a text, we should be able to choose one or more tools to link what we think and what we have read into one thought. These tools are:
-The Levels:
Level One =Evidence
Level Two = The individual analyst's interpretation of the evidence
Level Three = The societal opinion, or social values and belief's about the evidence
-Two out of Three

-Macro and Micro
-Distinctive Features
-Motivational Matrix 

Learn more of the power tools at Mrs. Valentine's website

Blooms Taxonomy

Learn more of Blooms Taxonomy here

Remembering: can the student recall or remember the information?
-define, duplicate, list, memorize, recall, repeat, reproduce state
Understanding:can the student explain ideas or concepts?
-classify, describe, discuss, explain, identify, locate, recognize, report, select, translate, paraphrase
: can the student use the information in a new way?
-choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.
: can the student distinguish between the different parts?
-appraise, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.
Evaluating: can the student justify a stand or decision?
-appraise, argue, defend, judge, select, support, value, evaluate
:can the student create new product or point of view?
-assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write.


A summary or a precis is NOT a personal interpretation of a work or an expression of your opinion of the idea; it is, rather, an exact replica in miniatureof the work, often reduced to one-quarter to one-fifth of its size, in which you express the complete argument!
Learn more about precis at this websites:
Rhetorical precis
Writing the Precis