Questioning skills

Questioning Skills

Posted on October 16, 2013. Filed under: Questioning skills |


As a supervisor of student teachers, one of the things I try to emphasize with my preservice teachers is the need to include higher level thinking questions in their lessons.  Research has demonstrated that students who engage in higher-order thinking go beyond the basic levels of comprehension.  Critical thinkers can analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and interpret the text they are reading. They are able to make inferences, draw relevant conclusions, use their knowledge in new situations, and relate their thinking to other situations.

The Common Core State Standards explicitly call for, and integrate, higher-order thinking skills as a means to achieving career and college readiness for all students.  In addition, the CCSS  focus on rigorous core academic content mastery along with competencies like critical thinking, reasoning, communication and collaboration.

In order to help my student teachers with their questioning skills I created a Learnist board to guide them in understanding and developing their questioning skills. On this board you will find articles, videos, infographics, Pinterest pins and even a glossary of critical thinking terms. Click on the link below and start adding some higher level questions to your lessons.

Critical Thinking Skills Learnist Board 

Any questions?

If you find any additional information about higher level thinking questions, I hope you will share them with me so I can add them to the Learnist board.


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