OPENING – 10 minutes

Good morning. Today we’ll start off with a graphic organizer that provides us an opportunity to practice asking questions. In the center of the small circle are the words ‘My Day’, and you job is to fill the bigger circle with as many questions as you can about your day. Any kind of question will do.

A few examples…

  • Will I take anyone’s phone today?
  • Will I sit in traffic on my way home?
  • What if I stopped caring about phone use in class?

Get the idea? You’ll have 5 minutes to generate your questions, and then we’ll hear from everyone.

LESSON – 35 minutes

We’re going to spend the rest of the period discussing the importance of questioning. We’ll look at the different kinds of questions, and their different purposes. We’ll explore how some kinds of questions lead us to specific information, while others are so broad they might lead us anywhere.

We’ll use some of the questions you created in the opening to demonstrate this by exploring answers.

“The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

John Muir