How to Teach Question Generation
Teaching Students to Generate Questions to Support Comprehension
Welcome and thank you for your interest in this online course! Below you will find information about the course, including a course syllabus and answers to frequently asked questions. We estimate that this course will take approximately 3 hours to complete. Once finished, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. If you have any questions, please email us: [email protected]
Enjoy the course! Joan Sedita, Founder of Keys to Literacy
This course is appropriate for any educator who teaches students in grades 4 through 12. The course provides professional development for teaching question generation in any subject. It will take you approximately 3 hours to complete this course. You will learn numerous instructional practices for teaching students how to generate questions to support comprehension. You will also learn scaffolds that can be used to differentiate your instruction to meet individual student needs.
In this course you will:
- Learn why question generation is a helpful comprehension strategy
- Learn about metacognition and how to use Bloom's Taxonomy as a continuum of thinking
- View classroom examples of questions generated by students across grades and subject areas
- Access lists of question terms and prompts to share with students
- Review suggestions for using visuals and manipulatives to teach question generation
- Have an opportunity to practice generating questions and developing a question generation lesson plan
The course is asynchronous, which means you can log on and off multiple times to complete the course assignments at your own pace.
Partner with Other Educators
This course has been designed to be used by individual educators to increase their proficiency in teaching literacy skills. However, it can also be used within peer learning communities or by an entire staff to provide a shared professional development experience. The course includes activities that can be completed and shared among peers taking the course at the same time.
About Keys to Literacy
Keys to Literacy is a professional development and consulting company specializing in literacy instruction. Our training programs are built upon the most current literacy research and best instructional practices that are tightly aligned with Common Core and other state standards. Our instructional practices are relevant for general educators as Tier I core instruction for all students, and to special educators as Tier II support instruction.Click here to visit the Keys to Literacy website to learn more about our work.