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Beyond the 5 W's: Questioning Strategies for Young Students

With younger students, often the challenge is not getting them to ask and answer questions - most elementary students do this ad nauseam. The challenge here is in encouraging them to think critically about questions posed to them, questions they ask themselves, and the answers to these questions. This collection includes resources that provide creative strategies for questioning elementary students and encouraging higher level thinking in their responses.
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Beyond the 5 W's: Questioning Strategies for Young Students
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This collection of questioning activities and games is an excellent resource for students of all ages, but many of the games will especially appeal to students in the lower grades. First, an introduction to the background and purpose of questioning is provided, then real-world examples offer insight into what questioning can and should look like in the classroom. Finally, an abundance of games and activities that utilize effective questioning strategies are presented.
  • team-tn.org
    team-tn.org

    Tips from Teachers: Improving on the 'Questioning' Indicator

    12 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    Developed by teachers, this list of tips for effective questioning is awesome! These tips are straightforward and concrete, but also include links for detailed and specific information, and examples of each tip.
  • Questioning Techniques

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    W.T. Lewis Elementary presents a great list of resources for elementary teachers wanting to know more about effective questioning in the classroom. The site includes useful links to videos, flipcharts, pdf downloads and more.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This slide presentation is an amazing resource for teachers that want to encourage their students to be better critical thinkers through self-questioning. The rationale behind self-questioning, as well as numerous great strategies for supporting students in these strategies, are included.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    I really like this simple, but powerful, infographic. Unlike many infographics, it's not cluttered with information, which makes it ideal for young learners. However, the questions and brief explanations of them, offer students the opportunity to ask meaningful questions about the content they are learning and understand why they are asking those questions.
  • learner.org
    learner.org

    Classroom Questioning

    15 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    Kathleen Cotton does an excellent job of synthesizing the research behind questioning in an academic setting. I strongly recommend this pdf because it explores the purpose of questioning, how to effectively question students, and so much more. I particularly like the discussion of the various cognitive levels of questioning and the evidence-base for higher-level questioning.
  • beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu
    beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu

    Questioning Techniques: Research-Based Strategies for Teachers

    7 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This article on the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears website is a great introduction (or refresher) to questioning strategies for the classroom. Common concerns such as how many questions should be asked, how much wait time should be given, and what type of feedback is most effective are addressed in this well-organized, easy to read article.
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BloomBoard Asks:What are some creative ways you use questioning to encourage your younger students to think critically about academic content?