Raising the Rigor

Choose the right strategies and instructional practices to best help students expand their knowledge and skills.

Benefits

  • Discover how questioning can promote the traits that students need to succeed in college and their careers.
  • Provide supports that help students reach deep levels of understanding.
  • Explore how to deconstruct standards and standards-based questions.
  • Create a classroom climate that fosters collaboration and constructive discussions.
  • Use templates, surveys, and checklists to plan instruction, deconstruct academic standards, assess student engagement, and collect data.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Using Questioning Strategies in the Classroom
Chapter 2: Deconstructing Higher-Order Thinking Skills
Chapter 3: Developing Effective Assessments
Chapter 4: Ensuring Student Success With Complex Questions
Chapter 5: Creating Standards-Based Questions and Tasks
Chapter 6: Encouraging Traits to Attain College and Career Readiness
Chapter 7: Encouraging Student Involvement
Chapter 8: Growing Students’ Ability to Ask Questions That Matter
Epilogue: Pulling It All Together

REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

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SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Book

  • Wiliam, D. (2011). Embedded Formative Assessment. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Website

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE