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Tool: Teacher's questions--object-based or response-based?

A teacher can ask questions about the object of the discussion or about the students' responses to that object. The difference can be consequential. Lay this form beside Side 2 of a completed Discussion Sketch to examine those differences.

Analyze a Sketch: Are teacher questions object-based or response-based?

Time

Is the question object-based or response-based?

What did students’ responses reveal about their thinking?

How did the question seem to affect the course of discussion? Did it open it up or close it down?

 

___ Object-based

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___ Object-based

___ Response-based

 

 

 

 

___ Object-based

___ Response-based

 

 

 

 

___ Object-based

___ Response-based

 

 

 

 

___ Object-based

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___ Object-based

___ Response-based

 

 

 

For another approach to discussion planning, see Planning a mathematical discussion.

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