Using Marzano Question Stems in a High School Classroom
These could easily be adapted to other levels as well. (If you’re unfamiliar with Marzano Questions: In a sentence, it’s a modified version of Bloom’s Taxonomy.)
Here are the questions that I created using Marzano’s stems. Feel free to print these out or change them up to work for you in your classroom. I plan on throwing in some specific questions for each piece of literature that we read, but this is a great place to start. Here’s how I imagine using these stems – each student gets to pick a question and answer it. Then we can do a Turn and Talk where partners discuss their questions and answers. Then we can bring it back to a whole class discussion where in a Round Robin, each student shares their question and answer. Other students can take notes on the question and their own thoughts to be shared as well.