Kathy Patterson

Level-One, Two, and Three Questions

Level 1

Facts. You can point to the answer in the passage.


Where does Martin live?

Why does he not look people in the face?

Level 2

Inferences. Based on the selection, but “between the lines.”


Give evidence if the building is nice or not.

Why didn’t Martin’s dad understand him?

Level 3

Discussion topics suggested by the literary passage.


What are some other ways Martin could have handled his fears?

How safe is an elevator?

  1. have we gone over level 3 questions? i dont think we did. if we didnt, will we go over level three questions? like e.g: what are they, how do they work, e.t.c. thank you.

  2. No, we have done level-one and level-two only. They are explained at this blog.

  3. Have we gone over lever 3 questions? Thank you.

  4. Was the assignment on the level one, two, and three questions supposed to be about “The Elevator” story?

  5. Ok, i was absent…. i don’t know what to do Joseph Eid said there was an assignment, where we had to do 2 of each question over “real indians eat jell-o” ?

    • I have copies of a one-page story called “Real Indians Eat Jell-o.” you must write 3 level-one questions, three level-two questions, and one level-three. I’ll give you the page tomorrow.

  6. By reading this you can have a brief understanding of a level 1 and 2 question but not level 3. Try being more specific and add a more understandable example so that people may understand level 3 questioning more clearly.

    • We have not yet covered Level-3 questions in class. They are open ended, with no right or wrong answers, suggested by the reading selections. For example, based on Where the Red Fern Grows, we might ask, “is it right to hunt raccoons?” Or, “In what ways did Billy learn more than a boy in school would learn?” “In what ways did he learn less?”

  7. To the point!

  8. can you give me another example of a level three question?

    • We haven’t done those yet. A level-3 question leads to a general discussion. For “My First Free Summer,” you might ask how the experience of coming to America has been different for different groups and what are some results of those differences.

  9. Is this for a class because i am in high school and this looks like i will be using this in college too!

  10. WAIT. therez above level 3 questions?!

    • Yes. we haven’t studied #3 yet. It’s an open question for discussion, such as, “Should the community have done something to protect Boo Radley?”

  11. thank you for this wonderful website where i get to see level 1,2 and 3 questions!

  12. this relly helped me understand better the Level-1, 2, and 3 Questions.

  13. Is there any specific way to answer a level2 question?? (Like yes or no)

    • Since you are explaining an inference, you should have a sentence or two, more than a yes or no.

  14. very helpfrul examples for my seventh grader! I never knew questions had levels until it was homework. Thank you.

  15. this is so stupid it help none of my students

    • Poor students, whose teacher can’t handle the simplest rules of punctuation and capitalization.

      • hi, i’m in 2nd grade and was wondering what a level 3 question was?

      • It’s a question you can discuss.
        There may be more than one answer. For example, would Curious George have been happier staying in the jungle?

  16. Thank you, I’ve just been searching for info about this subject for ages and yours is the greatest I’ve discovered till now. However, what about the bottom line? Are you sure concerning the source?

  17. Thanks this help on my Bio homework..😉😂☺

  18. Good job you really explained what a level 1,2,and 3 question is. This really helped on my project to make those questions.Thank you😄


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