Types of Questions

 Apart from famous open-ended and close-ended types of questions I have encountered with few more catagories. Explore these. 


What are some different Questioning Strategies?
Reciprocal Questioning
Student reciprocal questioning refers to an interactive verbal dialogue that begins initially with guidance from a facilitator but progresses to self-regulation by the student him/herself. The facilitator may be an instructor, a tutor, or another student.
The reciprocal questioning process may be divided four components. The first involves summarization of the information. This is followed by clarification of the information. The third component is generation of questions based on the information. Prediction during verbal interaction between and among the facilitator and student(s) is the fourth component.

Essential Questions
These are questions which touch our hearts and souls. They are central to our lives. They help to define what it means to be human.

Relationships, Summarizing, Organizing, and Retelling

  • Tell me in your own words how _ ?
  • What’s another way we could say/explain/express that?
  • How are these similar/different?
  • Which ones do you think belong together? Why do you think these belong together? Why don’t the others belong?
  • What happened to cause _ ?
  • What things/events lead up to _ ?

Predicting, Inferring, and Anticipating

  • What do you think are some reasons/causes that _ ?
  • What feeling do you think made _ act as he/she did?
  • If _ were changed, what do you think would have happened/would not have happened? Why do you think it would have happened? Why do you think it wouldn’t have happened?
  • What do you think happened before/yesterday/earlier/when _ ?
  • Judging from the title/picture, what do you think is about/is going to happen?



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