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Category: Level 2  

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This is a category in the "Question/comment level ("Blank's Level of Discourse")" category list.


"Selective analysis of perception"

Examples of contexts and questions From Blank, Rose, and Berlin (1978):
  • A. Scanning for an object identified by its function (Find one that can...)
  • B. Describing a scene (What is happening?)
  • C. Recalling items named in a statement (What things...?)
  • D. Recalling information from a statement (Who? What? Where?)
  • E. Completing a sentence (Finish this...)
  • F. Concepts: Naming characteristics and functions of objects (Tell me its...)
  • G. Concepts: Attending to two characteristics (Find me one that is... and...)
  • H. Concepts: Identifying differences (How are these different?)
  • I. Concepts: Citing an example within a category (Name something that is a...)


Blank M., Rose S., and Berlin L. (1978) "The Language of Learning: The Preschool Years". Grune and Stratton, New York.

Blank's Levels of Discourse and the associated descriptions quoted from Blank, Rose and Berlin (1978) are used on Commtap by kind permission of Dr. Marion Blank. Marion Blank's software programmes Reading Kingdom and ASD Reading use the ideas developed in this discourse model.

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