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Questioning Strategies

Questioning Strategies

Thought-provoking questions can promote student learning, engagement and interest in science. The links below provide strategies for, and information about devising effective questions that help to guide and motivate students, encourage them think more critically, and pique their interest.

Classroom Questioning
by Kathleen Cotton, The Annenberg Foundation,

Classroom questioning strategies, what they are, and how they can be used effectively. Includes additional research findings about student outcomes, achievement, retention and participation.

Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers
Northwest Educational Technology Consortium,

Key research findings and includes implementation suggestions from a variety of sources focusing on effective practice in questioning strategies.

Reciprocal Questioning/ReQuest
Just Read Now,

Students take on the role of teachers by formulating their own questions about a reading selection. The teacher then answers students' questions.

The Art of Questioning

Effective teachers raise questions that ignite discussion and higher order thinking by students. Learn which types of questions work best.

The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom

Simple approaches to making certain that classroom questions promote learning and engage all students.