Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The major purpose of this research was to determine if a list of prototype questions, structured to elicit cognitive responses at the upper levels of the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, would be sufficiently productive when applied to the episodes in twelve books that they may elicit higher level thinking from gifted readers at the fourth through sixth grade levels.

Eighty questions were developed through the use of a mini-course entitled, "Higher Cognitive Questioning" secured from Cooperative Network Inservice Resources (CNIR), and two Gifted and Talented Workshops presented to the Marshalltown Schools by Educational Consulting Associates (ECA). Questions were further categorized into four categories, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation and open-ended.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Mary Lou Mc Grew


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