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Questioning Sequences in the Classroom

Questioning Sequences in the Classroom

Publisher: Marzano Resources
Publication date: February 20, 2014

Page count: 160

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Ask targeted questions to enhance students’ reasoning skills and increase rigor in classrooms. Use a four-phase questioning sequence to help students make claims, build sound arguments, and provide evidence to support their points. You’ll discover how to coordinate sequences to elicit students’ prior knowledge, prompt the discovery of new information, and deepen and extend students’ learning in all content areas.


  • Master the four phases of questioning sequences, and understand their effectiveness for student success.
  • Encourage students to use higher-order thinking and knowledge-application skills.
  • Learn to ask meaningful questions that deepen student understanding on new concepts and spark students’ desire to learn more.
  • Cultivate classroom questioning practices that reinforce the cognitive skills required by the Common Core State Standards.
  • Discover strategies for employing questioning sequences for both single class periods and for lessons that span several days.

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Product Code: BKL018

ISBN: 9780985890261


These reproducibles include handouts to copy and share, as well as forms you can fill in electronically.

  • Highly effective, transformed my practice

    by JSchmaltz on Dec 12, 2014

    Strategies are practical and easy to use
    Research is up-to-date and informative
    Ideas and theories are clearly explained

    I implemented the questioning sequence across all content areas in my third grade classroom and am blown away at the thinking they are doing. I am now teaching them to be meta cognitive about their thinking and training them to use the questioning sequence themselves... Truly transformative to my practice! I am an instructional coach and have shown the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers how to employ this strategy in their own classrooms. They are so excited to incorporate intentional questioning through the sequence in their own practices.

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