Group Questioning Techniques

By | March 1, 2020

Working in a small group  gives  students a chance to practice using high level thinking skills. Develop more complex student answering skills by working down the list  to use increasingly more complete/complex questions.

 Recall: Calls for students to remember details from reading or a discussion. Answers the questions who, what, when, where, why, how.          

Comprehension: Calls for students to select details. Answers questions about retelling and summarizing.           

Application: Calls for students to begin to see relationships. Answers questions  ‘how is ___like ___?’ & ‘why is ____ significant?’  

Analysis: Calls for students to separate facts. Answers questions about classifying, comparing and outlining.           

Synthesis: Calls for students to elaborate or combine ideas and create something new. Answers questions about predictions.           

Evaluation:  Calls for students to make judgments and share their opinions.