This is a PowerPoint presentation that I use to teach my students how to write their own higher level thinking questions. I call them Book to Brain questions based on a handout provided by my former school district in Texas. It uses three levels of questions: book, book & brain, and brain. I also incorporate ideas from Jim Burke's What's the Big Idea? in this PowerPoint and in teaching my students to write their own questions.
Students write their own questions for just about everything we read in class. Their questions generate whole class discussions, small group discussions and Socratic seminars.