Asking Questions

Posted by Linda Martin on 4/9/2019

One of the skills that students of all ages eventualy learn is the importance of asking meaningful questions. The Right Question Institute is dedicated to helping students, teachers, and families learn the skills necessary to do this. According to their website, "The skill of question asking is far too rarely deliberately taught . . . . We have worked with and learned from educators to develop a teaching strategy that provides a simple yet powerful way to teach students how to formulate, work with, and use their own questions." The website offers free resources for downloading, reading, and watching. The basic steps they suggest are:

  • Brainstorming
  • Identifying open and closed questions
  • Analyzing the advantages of both question types
  • Rewriting questions into different types
  • Prioritizing questions
  • Investigating questions

The website offers ways for anyone to start thinking about how they think!

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