STEP 7: Write Guiding Questions to support each generalization/understanding


For every generalization/understanding in a unit, there should be a set of Guiding Questions that guide student thinking from concrete to abstract levels. There should be a mix of different types of questions, both factual to conceptual. There should also be 1-2 provocative or debatable questions per unit.

As you write guiding questions for each generalization in the unit, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What questions will foster inquiry, understanding, and transfer of learning?
  • What questions will focus my students on the concepts that they will need in order to form generalizations?
  • Do I have a mix of factual and conceptual questions?







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Unpacking The Standards <> Creating Unit Outlines <> Drafting A Brief Overview Of The Unit <> Identifying Clarifying Objectives <> Creating The Content-Concept Web <> Writing Generalizations <> Guiding Questions <> Identifying Key Factual Content <> Identifying Key Skills <> Aligning Assessments to Understandings/Performance Tasks <> Learning Experiences <> Identifying Resources and Teacher Notes




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