An essential information age skill, questioning can turn a boring assignment into an exciting project.
Jamie McKenzie has identified and created many helpful resources for stimulating student thinking and questioning.
Explore Questioning.org. Explore his resources and articles for ideas on incorporating questioning into your projects. Look for strategies on questions and questioning.
Whether answering simple reference questions or helping students with complex research projects, questioning is an important tool for the library media specialist.
The poster on the right comes from an elementary classroom. It reminds students to always ask questions.
View Three Question Types (0:25).
Beth Loch (Falls Church, VA) discusses the three types of questions: information questions, processing questions, and imaginative questions. Brainstorm examples of each of these three types of questions. - Excerpted from “How to Improve your Questioning Techniques?” from ASCD.
View Questioning Strategies (2:19).
Beth Loch (Falls Church, VA) discusses strategies for questioning. Watch an example of a teacher using questioning techniques with a child in math. - Excerpted from “How to Improve your Questioning Techniques?” from ASCD.
View Importance of Questioning (0:45).
Daniel Callison discusses the excitement that can be generated through meaningful questions between students and the library media specialist. - Excerpt from Visions of Literacy, Indiana University.
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Read The Art of Asking Good Questions from YouthLearn.
Read Developing Questions and a Sense of Wonder by Kym Kramer and Connie Largent in School Library Monthly (October 2010). IUPUI login required. Click PDF Full Text for the article.
Read Key Word: Questioning in THE BLUE BOOK by Callison and Preddy, 502-509.
The Art of Asking Good Questions from YouthLearn
Garlikov, Rick. The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of by Telling
McKenzie, Jamie (April 2003). Questioning as Technology. From Now On.
McKenzie, Jamie (1986). Filling the Toolbox: Classroom Strategies to Engender Student Questioning. From Now On.