Using Challenge Questions/Grade
"The students LOVE Journey North! Each year the 7th graders are told by
the 8th graders that they will LOVE doing Journey North."
Iselin Middle School
How do you facilitate Challenge Questions(CQs) in your classroom?
"My classes are divided into 5
groups, each group is responsible for one animal. There was no internet
access in our class last year- I printed out each report at home- copied
them and handed out in class. Once a week on Fridays my students do
research in library. They work on CQs - it is mandatory to do them,
at least one. I read through their answers and for each one that is
written in good English and sounds logical the student will receive
an “A” in my grade book.
I send the CQs myself because I don’t have a computer in my classroom."
Some questions are harder than others. How do you deal with
"I have some students with special needs integrated into my classes. All
students can do Challenge Questions because of the variety of difficulty of questions."
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