Questioning by dffhrtcv3


How to build effective
Which question is more difficult?
   What does Jack take from the ogre the first
    time he goes up the beanstalk?

   How is “success” defined in this story?
What does Jack take from the ogre the
first time he goes up the beanstalk?
   This question can be answered by looking
    back in the story.

   Some might not even read the story to
    answer the question.
How is “success” defined in this story?

   This question…
       You must read the story.
       It makes you think.
       It sparks better communication!
Types of Questions

   Factual
   Interpretative
   Evaluative
Types of Questions
   Factual Questions
       One right answer that can be supported with
        evidence from the text.
       Asks you to recall something the author wrote.
       You can answer the question, usually, by
        pointing to a selection of the reading.
       Requires little thinking.
       Does not make conversation because the
        answer is often one word.
Factual Question Examples

   What does Victor learn on the first day of
    school about impressing girls?

   Why is Mrs. Jones able to relate to Roger?
Interpretive Questions
   There isn’t just one correct answer.
   Correct answers are ones that can be
    supported with evidence from the text.
   These questions spark discussions.
   The best interpretive questions are ones
    with more than one answer or a question
    that has opposing viewpoints.
Interpretive Question Examples
   Who teaches Victor the biggest lesson:
       His friend for reading magazines about how to get a
       His French teacher for not criticizing him?
       Any other character in the story
       Justify your response with events in the story.

   Which is more important:
       The fact that Mrs. Jones doesn’t scold Roger OR
       The fact that she gives him the money for the shoes?
       Explain your answer with events from the story.
Evaluative Questions
   States your opinion.
   Asks you to think it through.
   Asks you to make your position clear.
   Asks you to make a judgement.
   Sparks conversation (others may agree or
Evaluative Question Examples
   Why can teenagers able to relate to Victor in
    the story “Seventh Grade?”

   Why did Mrs. Jones give Roger the money
    for the shoes when suede shoes are a want
    and not a need?
Let’s practice.

   Listen to the story.
   At the conclusion of the story, your group
    will create all three types of questions.
   Ready…..

   In groups of four, write one of each type of
    question on the card.
       Factual
       Interpretive
       Evaluative
Switch cards with another group:

   Read the other group’s cards.
   Decide which type of question it is.
   Repeat.
   Pick the question you like best.

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