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Category: Level 3  

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


"Reordering perception"

Examples of contexts and questions From Blank, Rose, and Berlin (1978):
  • A. Scanning for an object by integrating verbal with visual information (Find one to use with...)
  • B. Describing events subsequent to a scene (What will happen next?)
  • C. Assuming the role of another person (What could...say?)
  • D. Following a set of instructions (Do this... then this...)
  • E. Arranging pictures in a sequence (Make these into... )
  • F. Formulating a set of directions (Tell me how...)
  • G. Formulating a generalization about a set of events (What happened to all of these?)
  • H. Formulating a statement to unify a sequence of pictures (Tell this story)
  • I. Concepts: Identifying similarities (How are these the same?)
  • J. Concepts: Selecting an object by exclusion (What else...?)
  • K. Concepts: Selecting a set of objects by exclusion (Find the things that are not...)
  • L. Concepts: Citing an example by excluding a specific object (Name something that can... but is not a...)
  • M. Concepts: Citing an example by excluding a class of objects (Name something that is not a...)
  • N. Concepts: Defining words (What is a...?)
  • O. Unusual imitations (Say this...)


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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