Reflection: The Power of Questions - Section 3: Closure


The student who shared did a wonderful job in sharing and I was pleased with how well the rest of the students were able to name the question words. They did a good job listening and reflecting on the questions I asked. I asked these questions:

1. How can we answer these questions?

2. Why is it important to ask questions?

These were their responses:

"To read it and look at it."

"Read the words carefully."

"By asking questions."

"By reading the page."

"We can answer the questions by thinking a lot."

"By studying."'

"By paying  attention carefully."

These are typical responses that sometimes English Language Learners will give you. So instead of enabling a bad habit, I made sure to ask them to respond in complete sentences. Secondly, I asked them to tell me more, but they could not elaborate and what that signals to me is an area I need to develop with them. It is expected that at the beginning of the year their vocabulary is not as elaborate to do so.

Question 2 seemed like a bust, but I will keep coming back and asking questions that ask them to think critically. I believe it was good start and this information serves to inform me what I need to teach.

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The Power of Questions

Unit 18: Mr. Putter and Tabby
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT to ask questions about the illustrations in a literary text.

Big Idea: Questions are a great tool to motivate discussion and create excitement for reading.

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English / Language Arts, questioning, key details
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