Higher Level Questioning


Session Description

What questions do you ask to encourage higher level questions? How do you know if a question or assignment includes higher level skills? What are some strategies to deliver higher order questions in the classroom? Effective questioning skills are essential to guiding students into higher level thinking and checking for understanding. In this session, you will learn about effective question stems, how to probe and extend student thinking, scaffold, differentiate questioning, and how to develop student-centered discussion.

Learner Outcomes
By the end of the sessions participants will know / be able to: 
  1.  Create questions for the classroom that foster higher level thinking
  2. Identify higher level thinking questions and understand the value of using HLQs in your classroom.
  3. No more than 3 really are realistic.

Activity 1:

Using the same story, participants will rewrite 3 questions for the 3 upper levels of Bloom’s

Activity 2:
Think of specific strategy (theme) and write a question for each of the 7 Bloom’s levels.

Activity 3: 

Take the questions you just created and find a picture to associate with it and add your questions.

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