Katelyn Johnson Professor HodgesInstructional Assessment February 11, 2020What Children Learn from Questioning Article #1In the article “What Children Learn from Questioning” the writer Paul Harris informs the reader that the student rate of answering questions is usually around 3-4 questions per hour. The teacher asks two questions per minute. That ratio is off by a lot, and I can see why the students feel overwhelmed with answering all the questions the teacher has. As a student in high school I struggled with my reading comprehension, so in English class when we had to read a book out load, I got very nervous. I was scared that I wasn’t going to remember or that I wasn’t going to say the write things about the book. My teachers always asked the class what we thought about the text that we were reading, and as a student that is not confident in her reding abilities that is ascary open door to walk through. I didn’t want to be that student that held up the class because I didn’t understand the reading we had assigned. Most students in class are scared to speak up in front of their peers because they don’t want to sound dumb. In the article there us an amazing bolded section that says, “Most adults who spend time with preschool children will need little persuasion that they are capable of asking a lot of questions” (Harris,29). As a teacher I believe that it is important to take the time to teach your students that it always ok to ask questions. By asking questions it gives everyone a deeper knowledge of that concept, it gives the student who is confused clarity, and it also shows the teacher where that student lies academically.
Article #2The article “Let’s Switch Questions” was an article that I will implement in my classroom. The strategies that Cris Tovani wrote are some of the best forms of assessment that I haven’t heard of before. In the text he is talking about how to get students to share their questions and thoughts, but the only way to start that is for the teacher to show her copy of the test! This shows the