teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to ask meaningful questions about a text

How to Teach Students to Ask Meaningful Questions About a Text

Students ask thoughtful, surprising questions all the time, even from a young age.  But for some reason, once they are encouraged to ask meaningful questions in a school setting, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students freeze up – especially if they are supposed to be asking questions about a text. By providing a little scaffolding, upper elementary students can learn …

Questions for teaching theme to upper elementary students so you don't keep asking "What is the theme of the story?"

Higher Order Thinking Questions for Teaching Theme

When teaching theme, we tend to focus on questions that center around how to find the theme of a story – questions like, “What is the theme?”  But your upper elementary students will understand theme better and more comprehensively when you use a variety of questions for teaching theme. Use the 36 questions below to help you as you teach …

36 Questions to Help Make Teaching Character Traits Easier - Promote Higher Level Thinking in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

Character Trait Questions for Higher Order Thinking

As teachers, we are constantly questioning our students. We all know how important it is to ask our students higher level thinking questions, but often the questions we think of on the spot are more knowledge or comprehension based questions. Questions that encourage students to analyze, apply, or evaluate their learning are harder to come up with on the spot. …