Big Questions for Young Minds

Big Questions for Young Minds : Extending Children's Thinking

Big Questions for Young Minds : Extending Children's Thinking

  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 10.16mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Publication City/Country: Washington DC, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 40 Photographs; 40 Photographs
  • ISBN10: 1938113306
  • ISBN13: 9781938113307
  • Bestsellers rank: 273,906

Questions are powerful tools, especially in the classroom. Asking rich, thoughtful questions can spark young children's natural curiosity and illuminate a whole new world of possibility and insight. But what are "big" questions, and how do they encourage children to think deeply? With this intentional approach-rooted in Bloom's Taxonomy-teachers working with children ages 3 through 6 will discover how to meet children at their individual developmental levels and stretch their thinking. Featuring contributions from respected names in the field, this book

Offers a foundation for using high-level questions in preschool and kindergarten interest areas
Provides tips for getting started and examples of questions at each of the six levels of questioning
Explores the use of high-level questions during daily classroom routines and in a variety of contexts
Recommends picture books that support the use of high-level questions
Includes an extensive resource section for teachers and families
With the guidance in this book as a cornerstone in your day-to-day teaching practices, learn how to be more intentional in your teaching, scaffold children's learning, and promote deeper understanding.

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