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Question Strategies


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Question Strategies

  1. 1. Questioning Strategies
  2. 2. Why are we here?
  3. 3. PYP Standards & Practices Identify any standards that are directly related to questioning or thinking skills or tie back into them.
  4. 4. HERE’S THE ANSWER <ul><li>WHAT’S THE QUESTION? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Each group will receive several sentence strips which contain an answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the questions that could lead to each answer. Together choose one or two questions per strip to share with the group. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one person to share these questions with the whole group. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The ability to think about past or future events calls for a higher plane of thinking that results, ultimately, in increased learning. </li></ul>“ Questioning is critical because it requires children to distance themselves in time and space from the present.” - Sigel and Saunders (1979)
  7. 7. Why are we here? <ul><li>Explicitly teach & encourage students to think about the different types of questions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Becoming aware of and using different types of questions helps teachers determine how well they are engaging their students to think critically and creatively. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classifying questions <ul><li>When students begin to identify and label the different kinds of question, they learn to select different kinds of questions to perform different kinds of thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>This can be done appropriately at any grade level, in any discipline. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions are like a box of...
  11. 11. TOOLS! <ul><li>Image courtesy of: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why bother?
  13. 13. Why bother? <ul><li>Once students are able to label questions and use them explicitly, they are better able to practice each type of question thoughtfully. </li></ul><ul><li>As their questioning experience grows, the labels they use become more specific, more sophisticated, it is interesting to share the thinking of others in this area. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Jigsaw <ul><li>Digging Deeper and Making Connections </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Home groups of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Expert groups </li></ul><ul><li>Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>de Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats </li></ul><ul><li>PYP Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy toolbox – make & take </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Jigsaw </li></ul><ul><li>Expert groups </li></ul><ul><li>Decide as a group how you want to present your information to your home group </li></ul><ul><li>Home groups </li></ul><ul><li>Once everyone has shared, discuss how you could use these structures in your classroom. What do you think you’ll try in the next week or so? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Other hierarchical structures <ul><li>Hilda Taba - Inductive Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A.L. Costa’s - “Levels of Questioning” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. DEARQ
  19. 19. Making Connections <ul><li>Parallel Thinking </li></ul>