Thick and thin Questioning
This strategy provides students with the opportunity to become thoughtful sense makers by focusing on Thick Questions. It’s the teacher’s responsibility to understand the difference between Thick and Thin Questions. One Thick Question is far better than 20 Thin Questions.
How to use the Strategy:
*This strategy can be used with ALL concepts/ideas.
A Thick Question is open ended. It requires evidence to support a point of view and a warrant to link that evidence to the point being made.
A Thin Question is usually asking for literal information that does not require interpretation, argumentation, or sustained conversation.
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