• QMatrix

    Posted by CORINNE SIKORA on 8/2/2013

    The cells in The Question Matrix are arranged simplyin a hierarchy that considers Bloom’s Taxonomy, but eliminates the confusion.


    To use the matrix simplyidentify the level of thinking you wish your questions to elicit and selectword pairs from the appropriate cells to match your instructional objectives.“Knowledge” word pairs are located in the upper left portion of the matrix and“Evaluation” are located in the lower right portion of the matrix. As you movein any direction from the “What is?” cell in the upper left hand corner, youare moving toward questions which require a greater range of intellectualfunction and creativity.


    Using word pairs togenerate your own questions at any level of thinking is straight forward andsimple. Choose any word pair and either use that pair as the first two words inyour question followed by appropriate content or embed each of the words fromthe word pair into a more complex question.


    For example, the “WhichMight?” word pair works as a beginning as in “Which might be the best way to solve this problem?” and as embeddedwords which add depth and complexity as in “Of all the solutions we’ve discussed,which do you feel might provide the greatest economy ofmotion?”


    The word pairs work withany academic content and at all grade levels. Word pairs which imply valuejudgments such as “Who Should?” or “Who Ought?” do not appear in the Question Matrix.


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  • Question Stems

    Posted by Corinne on 4/12/2013
    Adapted from Understanding by design (p.167), by G. Wiggins and J. McTighe, 1998, Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
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  • Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

    by Rothstein Year Published: 2011
    From Amazon.com:
    The authors of Make Just One Change argue that formulating one s own questions is the single most essential skill for learning and one that should be taught to all students.

    They also argue that it should be taught in the simplest way possible. Drawing on twenty years of experience, the authors present the Question Formulation Technique, a concise and powerful protocol that enables learners to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize how to use them.

    Make Just One Change features the voices and experiences of teachers in classrooms across the country to illustrate the use of the Question Formulation Technique across grade levels and subject areas and with different kinds of learners.
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