How to Develop Questioning Strategies

How to Develop Questioning Strategies

by Judie Haynes

Involving English language learners in the discussions in their content area classes can be frustrating if teachers do not develop strategies for asking questions.

Choose easy questions for your ELLs and structure the form of the question to their current language ability. Accept single word/phrases as correct answers. Do not insist that students speak in full sentences.

Let ESL students know which questions they will be responsible for answering in advance. Allow for think time and preparation of answers.

Hierarchy of Questions

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