|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was one of William Ayers mentors?
2. Who described an astonishing process while teaching a course "The Art of Black English"?
3. In Chapter 6, "Keeping Track," what is the process of narrowing, punishing, and controlling from the outside that too often passed for assessment?
4. In Chapter 7, "The Mystery of Teaching," who suggested to "go into yourself"?
5. Ayers stated that ________________________ is more dogmatic and insistent than any religion or political ideology.
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 4, "Building Bridges," what did the second grade newsletter contain?
2. How did Ayers describe Zayd's pursuing of his "coming of age" ceremony?
3. In Chapter 7, "The Mystery of Teaching," what problems occurred when teachers tried to implement a new idea every day?
4. What did Ayers mean when he linked "consciousness to conduct"?
5. What does Ayers say greatness in teaching requires?
6. What are some ways that teachers can keep track of student achievement according to Ayers?
7. In Chapter 5, "Liberating the Curriculum," what did Sarah's mother discuss?
8. Explain the themes of Fratney described by Ayers.
9. In Chapter 7, "The Mystery of Teaching," describe the students at Imani School.
10. Describe Ayers's quest in teaching.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
According to Ayers, teaching was entombed in a myth. Ayers discussed twelve myths of teaching.
Part 1) Discuss three of the twelve myths Ayers addressed in the book.
Part 2) Why did these myths exist?
Part 3) How can one be sure these myths are not true?
Essay Topic 2
Ayers discussed the success of Stokley Carmichael's Freedom School. Stokley Carmichael was very active in the Black Power movement.
Part 1) Discuss what Ayers said about the success of Freedom School?
Part 2) According to Ayers, what role did the Freedom School play in the life of students who attended Freedom Schools?
Essay Topic 3
William Ayers spent most of his professional life teaching. Ayers classroom was a laboratory for teaching.
Part 1) Describe Ayers's research shared in the book.
Part 2) Explain Ayers's focus of the book, To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher.
Part 3) What teaching "tips" or suggestions does Ayers hope the reader takes away from the book?
This section contains 625 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)