Using tried-and-true examples, this book shows busy teachers how to challenge able children in their mixed-ability classes—where time and resources are usually limited.
Chapter 3: Asking Better Questions
Asking Better Questions
What Do We Know about Questions?
The best questions are ones which:
- stimulate children to want to answer them;
- do not require restricted, correct responses;
- encourage deep thinking and engagement with the problem.
It is all too easy, in the busy primary classroom, to find ourselves falling back on a narrow range of question types. In general we want to try to use the right kind of question at the right time. Whilst it is possible to categorise question types in a variety of different ways, I am going to stick to two broad categories: closed and ...