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Questioning powerpoint final

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Questioning powerpoint final

  1. 1. TOP NINE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES TO INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/QUESTIONING Palmyra Area School District
  2. 2. 1. Essential Questions/Questioning 2. Previewing/Advance Organizers/Activating 3. Summarizing 4. Non-Verbal Representations 5. Active Student Engagement/Collaborative Pairs 6. Extending Thinking Skills 7. Differentiated Instruction 8. Vocabulary in Context 9. Student Writing Top Nine Strategies
  3. 3. How Will I Remember this Strategy?
  4. 4. Strategy: Essential Questions/Questioning Essential questions (EQs) express concepts or skills in question form to guide lesson development. Questioning engages students’ thought processes in order to deepen student learning.
  5. 5. Focuses the lesson for teacher and students Increases and improves student’s cognitive ability Models good question stems for students Differentiates expectations based on questioning Fosters natural curiosity Why is this Strategy Critical to Student Achievement?
  6. 6. Focus on important learning in the lesson with the EQ Create an EQ that supports the level of desired learning Avoid yes/no and definition type EQs Post/verbalize the EQ at the beginning of the lesson Utilize the EQ throughout the lesson for distributed summarization Use the EQ to determine level of student understanding Use Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised) for deeper learning Use assessment prompts throughout the lesson Allow for wait time How do We Effectively Use EQs / Questioning?
  7. 7. Activity Share your essential question with your partner Answer the following:  What is the focus of the lesson?  Does the answer to the question show mastery of a skill/concept?  Does it require higher level thinking skills to answer? If so, what skill?
  8. 8. Monthly Goal •Review your Use of EQs -Do your EQs challenge students? -Do you utilize EQs throughout the lesson? •Evaluate your Questioning Practices -Do you utilize all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy? -Do you scaffold questioning to assist students? -Do you utilize cues to increase thinking? -Do you allow sufficient wait time?

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