ISBN: 9781942496984

Raising the Rigor


Discover questioning techniques proven to enhance critical thinking and 21st century skills, deepen student engagement, and improve college and career readiness. This user-friendly guide provides templates, surveys, and checklists for planning instruction, unpacking standards, and increasing rigor in the classroom.

ISBN: 9781942496984
Author(s) : Eileen Depka
SKU: 9781942496984


Effective Questioning Strategies and Techniques for the Classroom

The skillful use of questioning techniques has the power to enhance students’ critical thinking skills, deepen their engagement, and better prepare them for college and careers. This book shares questioning techniques that educators can use to respond to students’ diverse needs while maintaining rigor and relevance. Teach students questioning strategies via Socratic circles and Bloom’s taxonomy to build connections between students and their conceptual understanding. Explore example situations, and use templates and student-engagement strategies to encourage advanced discussions, collaboration, and risk-taking in the classroom.

Learn questioning techniques that will aid you in increasing rigor in the classroom:

  • Discover how questioning can promote the traits that students need for college and career readiness
  • Examine instructional practices and examples of rigor in the classroom you can use to respond to students as they develop 21st century skills and conceptual understanding
  • Explore how to deconstruct standards and standards-based questions to write quality questions that align with the expected levels of complexity
  • Create a classroom climate that fosters collaboration and constructive discussions, teaches higher-order thinking skills, and increases student engagement
  • Use templates, surveys, and checklists to plan instruction, deconstruct academic standards, assess student engagement, and collect data


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