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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.