Teachers often get lost in the cycle of asking repetitive questions with each book their class reads, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Edutopia’s recent article on asking questions in the classroom provides teachers with thought-provoking questions that go beyond, “What does the text say?”

Douglas Fisher wrote about three levels  of analysis that result in students comprehending a text: literal, structural, and inferential. The levels begin with a series of questions, and end with students being inspired to take action because of what they learned. For example, some students will want to make a presentation, while others may spark a debate in class.

Follow his guide to asking questions in the classroom and let us know the results.

Click the link to read the entire article.

Asking Thought-Provoking Questions

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