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TEAL Fact Sheet No. 12: Deeper Learning through Questioning

Fact sheet about teacher questioning and student self-questioning. 
Author(s): 
Mary Ann Corley
W. Christine Rauscher
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Published: 
2013
Resource Type: 
Product
Number of Pages: 
4
Skill Level: 
NRS EFL 1--ABE Beginning Literacy
NRS EFL 2--ABE Beginning Basic Education
NRS EFL 3--ABE Intermediate Low
NRS EFL 4--ABE Intermediate High
NRS EFL 5--ASE Low
NRS EFL 6--ASE High
NRS EFL 1--ESL Literacy
NRS EFL 2--ESL Low Beginning ESL
NRS EFL 3--ESL High Beginning ESL
NRS EFL 4--ESL Low Intermediate ESL
NRS EFL 5--ESL High Intermediate ESL
NRS EFL 6--Advanced ESL Literacy
Abstract: 

When teachers ask higher‐order questions and give students opportunities to develop deep explanations, learning is enhanced across the content areas. This fact sheet focuses on both teacher questioning and student self-questioning. It provides examples of the questions that teachers can ask to encourage deeper student thinking and learning. It also provides sample questions that students can use for peer questioning, and it describes the steps for students’ reciprocal teaching.

Benefits and Uses: 

This fact sheet can support teachers in refining the types of questions that they ask students, and encourage them to move beyond simple recall and comprehension questions to higher-order questions that encourage deeper learning. Teachers also can use this resource to engage students in peer questioning and reciprocal teaching.

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