think-pair-share strategy to allow students to respond to questions
question patterns by calling on students randomly and allowing for
Ask students to
“unpack their thinking” by describing how they arrived at an
listening by asking for summaries of individual and class responses
to key questions.
Ask students why
they hold a particular position or point of view on a subject.
Survey the class
(e.g., How many of you agree?—Thumbs up, thumbs down...)
“why?” and “how?” questions.
thinking: What would happen if...? What if this had happened?
What happens if we reverse the steps?
symbol systems: How can we present these ideas in graphic form?
How is this like _____ ?
Analyze points of
view: What else might account for this? How would Hamlet view these
activities: Before we read the conclusion, what ending would you