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Interactive Bulletin Board Idea: “Thick Questions”

By Beth Newingham on January 10, 2013
  • Grades: 3–5

When students are involved in reading partnerships, they must write "thick questions" to bring to their meetings. To help students practice writing thick questions, I also include them in my daily read-aloud. Each day after I read a chapter aloud from a class novel, I invite my students to write a thick question on an index card and add it to the card holder on our "Thick Questions" bulletin board. I pick one thick question to ask the class before I begin reading from the novel the following day and lead a brief class discussion.

Learn more about "thick" vs. "thin" questions, plus download posters and teaching ideas.

Comments (11)

Hi Beth,

Link doesn't work. Can you e-mail it to me! I LOVE your enthusiasm and your website.

Hi Beth,

Link doesn't work. Can you e-mail it to me! I LOVE your enthusiasm and your website.

In case you missed the fix above, I'll post it, too.

http://hil.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/thick_or_thin.htm

Wow, you would think they would read these comments and fix the broken link.

It's been almost a month and the link still doesn't work.

I am trying to find your content about the difference between thick and thin questions...???

Link doesn't work- can you send download to me

Try this link: http://hil.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/thick_or_thin.htm

None of the links work. Can you fix the problem or tell me what I am doing wrong.

I agree.

The hyperlink doesn't work :(

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