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Open-Ended Questions Routine

Grades: 5th Grade, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Multilingual Learners, Home Learning

Student Instructions

Open ended questions give us a chance to respond clearly and practice our language and thinking skills. An open-ended question cannot be answered with a simple yes or no. Let's try some! 1. Talk as a family about open-ended questions that you can ask each other about your learning. You can check out the template for ideas. 2. Decide on one or two questions you want to focus on this week to ask each other. Write them down on a piece of paper and put them on the fridge so you can see them throughout the day! 3. add Tap the add button. 4. photo Tap the camera to take a picture of your questions. 5. mic Tap the mic to share you asking and answering one question with a family member. 6. check Tap the check to save. Family Why: Research shows that open-ended questions help students reflect which is an important part of retaining and growing knowledge. Open-ended questions also help families be a guide and supporter during learning so students own more of the learning process and family relationships are strengthened.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

It is important to support families in helping their child learn at home in a supportive, fun and encouraging way. Open-ended questions are an important strategy to help learners "own" and reflect on their learning process. Families can not be experts on all the topics students are studying at home or on the processes and methods teachers have shared in the classroom. Open-ended questions is a helpful strategy for families to support students in building inquiry based thinking skills. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.3