This product is a 12 page pdf. It address six question types: comprehension, knowledge, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This is broken into six mini lessons a printable format. I used the activities as an introduction to lessons using a specific question type. Each question type is in the following format:
Students write four answers using the questions prompts.
A topic is chosen.
Students then write four questions using the sentence stems.
Students can ask classmates responses and tally these.
Questions are discussed.
After numerous studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of questioning, this activity worked great with my seventh grade students. It helped them to realize the levels of thinking required and what type of answer would be expected based on the question type (single word, short response, bullet points, extended response, etc.)
To chose question topics, I used the "Fruit Machine Random Name Picker" found on the internet. I created various topics such as sports, movies, electronics, pets, etc. The kids liked watching the wheel and using the topic given in the fruit machine (just google this term and it's a free program). Otherwise, you could assign a topic or students could simply pick an individual topic.
I used these activities as bell work for a lesson that would use this type of questioning. I feel my students have a better understanding or various question types and the expected responses based from these lessons.