Effective Questioning Strategies in the Classroom A Step-by-Step Approach to Engaged Thinking and Learning, K-8

ISBN-10: 0807753297
ISBN-13: 9780807753293
Edition: 2012
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Description: Questions are the most important tool a teacher can use to build a community of thinkers. This practical guide provides teachers with a step-by-step process for implementing a set of questioning strategies known as the Questioning Cycle. This  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 4/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Questions are the most important tool a teacher can use to build a community of thinkers. This practical guide provides teachers with a step-by-step process for implementing a set of questioning strategies known as the Questioning Cycle. This strategy supports teachers in planning and asking questions, assessing students' responses, and following up those responses with more questions to extend thinking. In this book, you will see students become more curious and actively involved with learning because they are allowed to use their skills to question, examine, and argue about different aspects of a topic. K–8 teachers across all disciplines can use this book to create a challenging learning climate and lively class discussions.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Importance of Questioning Strategies
The Impact of Questioning on Test-Taking
The Premises of This Book
The Structure of This Book
The Questioning Cycle
Active Processing
What Is the Questioning Cycle?
The Attributes of Questions
Using the Questioning Cycle in Your Classroom
Planning Effective Questions
The Elements of Planning
Putting It into a Lesson
Planning and Flexibility
Effective Questions
Structuring the Question
Approaches to Structuring Questions
Bloom's Taxonomy
The Costa Model
Differentiated Instruction
Tips for Beginning the Process
Variety in Questioning
Summary
Wait Time
What Is Wait Time?
Effects of Wait Time
Wait Time in the Questioning Cycle
Strategies for Wait Time
Using Wait Time for Differentiated Instruction
Building Awareness
Effective Listening
Listening
Questions
Assessing Responses and Preparing Follow-Up Questions
Assessing Student Responses: The SOLO Method
Preparing Follow-Up Questions
Analyzing Responses in Context
From Initial Questions to Follow-Up: A 6th-Grade Book Discussion
Another Example: A 1 st-Grade Discussion About Fall
Re-Planning Based on Students' Response: "Grand Conversations"
Using Responses to Re-Plan Instruction
Revising and Re-Planning
Strategies That Build Students' Responses
Re-Planning: Reflection, Practice, and Patience
Students' Own Questions
Teaching the Questioning Process
Examples of Encouraging the Questioning Process
The Impact of Questions
Tools for Teachers
The Impact of Questions: Final Thoughts
Notes from Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Notes from Gronland's Stating Objectives for Classroom Instruction
Questions to Use in Lessons
Anecdotal Form
Learning Guide
References
Index
About the Author

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