I like to use starter questions via power point to get students to think about our topic in a new way, or to learn something new that is related to our topic. Therefore, I write starter questions that may require them to do some research on their device, because it may not be in their notes. These little extra bits of information may spark some additional interest in the topic, and may lead to some good discussions.
This product contains 15 slides of starter questions, with accompanying slides giving suggested answers, and sometimes even a bit more information for further discussion. I find that often my students will comment positively about the new information they just discovered. Sometimes they will spontaneously share something they recently read or saw on the news, or tell about a trip they took pertaining to what we are learning.
My students are asked to write down their answers in their notebooks, and they will get credit for doing this at the end of the grading period.
Since I have the questions on slides, I load them onto Google classroom so that any time a student is absent, he/she can still complete this quick-write.
The 15 starter questions in this product cover plate boundaries, reasons for volcanoes, earthquakes, trenches, mid-ocean ridges, reasons for geographical features, and tectonics theory.
Some questions may be appropriate for short-answer test questions, self-assessments, or exit tickets.