- If this concept were an app, what would it be called and what would it do?
- How might _____ culture affect your perspective on this topic?
- If you were to perform a dance about this concept what would it look like?
- If you were to make a cartoon out of this concept, who would the characters be and what would they be doing?
- If this concept was represented on a magazine cover, what would it look like and why?
- If this concept was made into a video game, how would you get the high score or win the game?
- If this concept/situation went very badly, what would you learn from it and why?
- If you were to dress up as this concept for a costume party, what would it look like and why?
- If this concept were a business, what would its tag line be?
- If you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you do with this concept?
This week I had the opportunity to work with ELL specialists and their co-teachers in Cherry Creek Schools. One of our activities involved generating higher level thinking questions to engage students. Below are some of the creative ideas the co-teachers developed. Try stuffing each one in an envelope and posting the envelopes on the walls of your classroom (as seen in the photo.) Near the end of the lesson, ask a student to randomly choose one of the envelopes and read the question aloud. A great way to stimulate interesting thought and discussion!
Anne M. Beninghof
Anne's mission is to improve instruction through collaboration and the sharing of creative, practical ideas for educators.