Effective Questioning: Using a Range of Command Words

Being able to use a range of command words when asking students questions can help you create more differentiated, progressive and extended questions and in short help you become more effective at questioning students to capture and promote learning.

This resource card uses blooms taxonomy to identify a range of progressive thinking skills and then outlines a range of appropriate command words for each level.

Posing effective questions using a range of command words can add variety to your questions and helps you build sequences of questions that can develop in complexity. This resource can be used when constructing verbal, written and hypothetical questions.


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