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These 204 digital or print Would You Rather questions are great for discussion, class polls, writing prompts, language building, facilitating higher-level thinking, brain breaks, building community, and more!
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- Print Version - Color or Black & White (Cards print 6 to a page to save paper.)
- Printable List Version
- 3 Digital Versions (View & Discuss; Vote; Reflect)
- Random Question Picker Video
- Template for students to write their own questions
These questions are great for practicing critical thinking because they require your students to evaluate two different, but seemingly equally appealing (or unappealing) options and choose one.
Use these questions...
- When you have a few minutes of free time
- In centers
- As writing prompts
- During transitions
- When your students need a brain break
- During morning meeting
- To get data for graphing or charting
- To help students learn flexibility of thought
- To facilitate respectful discussion or debate
- To help build critical thinking skills
- To practice communicating thoughts and ideas
- Learning to defend thoughts and opinions
- Helping students learn to adopt a personal point of view
Whether you call these questions "Would You Rather" or "This or That," your students will have a blast thinking about them.
When using the questions with the whole class, it can be valuable to have kids first choose by a show of hands and then discuss the question. Ask students to share why they chose one option or another. Then pose the question a second time to allow students the opportunity to choose a different option. This exercise is not only fun, but it also helps kids become more flexible on their thought patterns. Rather than holding onto an idea no matter what, they learn to consider other's opinions. Add a little action to the game by having students move to one part of the room or another depending on their answer.
You could extend the activity by having students create their own Would you rather... questions. Writing Would you rather... questions requires kids to not only create two options, but to also evaluate whether or not those options are roughly equal in appeal. Part of the process is answering the questions, so be sure and give students an opportunity to share their questions with each other.
Parents and Caregivers:
This resource will work well in the home environment. You can have your child complete the questions individually, but it would be more fun to do this activity as a family. You could even print out the cards and use them as discussion starters at dinnertime.
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Click here to get the same questions in Slide Format (ideal for discussion)
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