Types of Questions

SPED 438 Kellie Katelman

Questions of Information

As a teacher, I want my students to get the best out of what is being taught. To do this, I will avoid preaching about a subject and question them about the information. Students have a hard time remembering all the information teachers throw at them, but when we are questioning them about the knowledge they are forced to look at the source of information along with the quality of the material.

Questions of Interpretation

This form of questioning requires the students to analyze how they are giving a meaning to the information. They have to make sure what they are trying to say will make sense and relate to the information at hand. As a teacher, I want my students to take the information given to them and change it to their own.

Questions of Assumption

This questioning method makes students examine what they are taking for granted. This would be a great form of questioning to use when talking about a book that is being read in the classroom. I would ask questions about what is going on in the story and have students tell me what they assumed would happen compared to what really happened.

Questions of Implication

As a teacher I would use questions of implication to get my students to follow through with where their thinking is going. When students are on the right track to the answer, I will ask them questions that will make them follow that path to the right answer without giving it to them.

Questions of Point of View

As a teacher I will always want to hear from my students about their points of view on a topic, but at the same time I'm allowing them to hear the points of view from their peers. Asking questions about a students point of view will allow me to understand where the students coming from along with their current content knowledge on the topic.

Questions of Relevance

During class I expect I will be asking my students questions based on the information we are discussing. I will expect students to ask questions and answer questions with information that is relevant to the discussion we are having. If a student is struggling to relate to the discussion I will know that they need more background on the topic before continuing the lesson.

Questions of Accuracy

Accuracy is defined as the precision or correctness of information. I want my students to know the content with as much accuracy as possible. To test their accuracy I will use this form of questioning to see if they are able to answer my questions correctly. This will be especially important in math because there is usually only one answer and if done wrong then the equation doesn't come out right.

Questions of Precision

When asking a student a question that deals with precision I am asking them to be specific and give details. This would be greatly used for comprehension because I will be asking them to pull out information from the text and relay it to me. Obviously if the student is struggling to give details or events from a story they are struggling with comprehending knowledge from text. This questioning method would also be great to use on tests because we are asking them to explain a topic from class that they should have mastered. If they struggle with the test or explained with wrong information, it will be clear they either misunderstood or they could have test anxiety.

Questions of Consistency

This form of questioning will require students to determine the differences in thinking between themselves and their peers. When a classroom has consistency they are in agreement on the variables within a topic. This will show me if the class is in unity or if there is any confusion among the students.

Questions of Logic

When we ask students to think about a subject we are asking them to think of it as a whole. We expect them to add each part into the mix and make sure they all fit together to form their answer. This is best performed in math because they will have to look at an equation and figure out the missing part, which requires them to look at each piece to make sure it will work out.