Lower Elementary
English Language Arts

Inquisitive Minds through Reading for Ages 3-6

Some persons are deterred when children are inquisitive, but it is important to note that children need to be inquisitive in order to facilitate their intellectual development. The following resources provide teachers with content on the importance of inquisitiveness among children and how to develop it through reading.
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Inquisitive Minds through Reading for Ages 3-6
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This video presentation gives a practical way in which a teacher can allow students to ask questions. The teacher allows the students to create the questions and to find the answers by using the text. This is highlighting the fact that as a teacher I should always allow students to ask questions regardless of the situation.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article reinforces the importance of encouraging inquisitiveness when teaching reading. It recommends that teachers use the picture story book entitled “This is not my hat”. This book is helpful in teaching reading lessons about asking questions. I will recommend that teachers make use of this resource for the improvement of their students.
  • sandbox-learning.com
    sandbox-learning.com

    Activities for Teaching Children to Ask and Answer Questions

    3 minute read
    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Children are usually excited when they can learn new concepts through activities and games. As an educator, I was pretty excited that I can encourage inquisitiveness when teaching reading by using these activities such as bingo in my lessons. Teachers will appreciate these activities for their students.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    At an early age, students need to be familiar with the questioning techniques while reading. As teachers, we are required to introduce to the students the different ways we ask questions while reading a story. This article models a reading lesson using a specific storybook. Teachers will find this model helpful in teaching reading by using a favorite storybook of his/her choice.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This presentation alerts me to the fact that children are uniquely inquisitive. As an educator, we should not shun our students when they ask a wide range of questions. We should tap into that energy and use it to enhance their learning abilities. I thoroughly enjoyed this video and would recommend it to teachers. The information it reveals is food for thought.
  • lifehack.org
    lifehack.org

    4 Reasons Why Curiosity is Important and How to Develop It

    5 minute read
    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Sometimes when we find children who are extremely inquisitive, we tend to ignore their questions or give them an incorrect answer. However, this article brings home the point that many of our great geniuses were very curious or inquisitive. This is an advantage. We should develop this trait through reading to our students.
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