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What are some examples of Costa's Level 2 questions on chapter one of The Great Gatsby?  

Art Costa's Level 2 questions would focus on a deep analysis and interpretation of how any particular part of the story functions. For chapter one of The Great Gatsby, this could include questions or deductions about character relationships, backgrounds, and intentions.

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According to educator Art Costa, habits of the mind are used to seek answers to questions and solutions to problems. Costa’s three levels of questioning involve different types of inquiry with Level One questions (for gathering information that can be found in the text), Level Two questions (for processing, analyzing, and understanding information that can be inferred from the text), and Level Three questions (for moving or thinking beyond the text and applying prior knowledge/experience).

In literary analysis, Costa’s Level Two questions ask the reader think about issues of a work like its main idea, similarities and differences, classifications, illustrations (e.g. supporting evidence), the author’s purpose, and more. In chapter one of The Great Gatsby, examples of Costa’s Level Two questions are:

  1. Early in the first chapter, Nick states that during college, he was “unjustly accused of being a politician.” Analyze this statement based on what Fitzgerald reveals about Nick...

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