|Scooped by Connor Reilly|
This checklist is a great way to go over what questions you are going to ask in a lesson as you plan it. I have already printed it out to bring into school! In my class, my students use specific math questioning talk when we ask questions and discuss math. They will 'agree, disagree, or add on' to their peers' thoughts. However, I feel that I have not been asking questions that are quite as effective in sparking conversation as I would like. Within this checklist, I have been asking questions that align with the first and second category. The third category of this checklist is a great supply of higher level thinking questions. This category, "Looking for overall patterns and relationships", has questions that force students to connect to their own thinking, the thinking of their peers, and the other questions and strategies that have been used throughout the lesson. I think that I would throw my students through a loop by asking some of these questions, just like I did when I asked "what if" questions during my open ended problem lesson. I think that training my students to expect these questions will make them better critical thinkers and therefore better equipped for middle and high school, as well as the real world.