“Curiosity spawns questions. Questions are the master key to understanding. Questions stimulate research efforts. Questions propel us forward and take us deeper into reading. Human beings are driven to find answers and make sense of the world.”<br />-Stephanie Harvey & Anne GoudvisStrategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement<br />
Expand our thinking</li></li></ul><li>Types of research questions:<br />Thin questions vs.<br />Thick Questions<br />Smaller clarification questions <br />Clarify confusion, understand words, or access objective content<br />Questions can be answered with a number or with a simple yes or no<br />Large global questions<br />The answers to these questions are often long and involved<br />Require discussion and research<br />Often begin with:<br />Why?<br />How come?<br />I wonder<br />
Creating thin vs. thick questions<br />Quick non-fiction passage<br />
Authentic Questions or Assessment Questions<br />
Assessment Questions<br />Questions that we, teachers, know the answer to .<br />Ask primarily to check or monitor our student’s knowledge<br />
Authentic Questions<br />Whether asked by students or teachers:<br />Prompt thinking<br />Don’t always have one right answer<br />May have many answers<br />Cause us to ponder and wonder<br />Dispel or clarify confusion<br />Challenge us to rethink our opinions<br />Lead us to seek our further information<br />Are subject to discussion, debate, and conversation<br />May require further research<br />
Authentic questions are typically open-ended and encourage divergent thinking rather than one right answer .<br />Frequently used questions include:<br />“What makes you think that?”<br />“Why do you say that?”<br />“Can you elaborate on that?”<br />“Can you tell me more about your thinking?”<br />“How did you come up with that?”<br />Presentation created by<br />Saray Whittaker<br />
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