Higher Order Thinking Skills- Questioning ToolkitReview information about using the Questioning Toolkit strategy at the link below, then follow the instructions to try the strategy:
Implementation Option #1:
- Have students select a type of question (e.g., hypothetical, inventive, probing, clarifying) for the class period, entire day, or entire week from the Questioning Tookit.
- Next, have them generate questions orally for that question type relating to the content introduced in class.
- Create a class folder for each of the types of questions in the Questioning Toolkit and display on the wall.
- Anytime a student asks one of these question types, reward the student by having him/her write down the question and placing their question in the correct folder. This process will help students categorize their questions and build greater sensitivity and awareness that different types of questions do exist and have value.
Quote from Website: "Portions of the Questioning Toolkit should be introduced as early as Kindergarten so that students can bring powerful questioning technologies and techniques with them as they arrive in high school."
This website includes strategies for sharing the Questioning Toolkit with students.
After exploring the strategy, consider and discuss the following questions using social media with #HEATFramework or posting your response by clicking on Reply below:
- What guidelines must you consider when using questioning strategies with your students?
- How could you utilize the Questioning Toolkit in your classroom?
- What challenges would you face in utilizing the Questioning Toolkit?
- Do you have other resources or ideas you would suggest for educators exploring ways of fostering student-generated questions?