To improve the pupils’ questioning skills, try this slight variation on another strategy from the Leading in Learning initiative.
Present the pupils with a stimulus image, text, item, etc. Tell them to ask questions about it, but ascribe a specific question word to each pupil, pair or group:
H5W = How? Who? Why? Where? When? What?
Challenge the pupils to reach a certain number of questions, or to come up with more than their classmates. Once an initial bank of questions has been created, there are all sorts of directions you could go in …