WHAT IT IS:
From The Writing Revolution, Question It is a content-focused writing strategy for developing questions.
HOW IT WORKS:
The teacher provides a text or image for students to read/observe. After doing so, students formulate questions that attempt to address what the text or image is about. Questions might also be focused on directing attention to the details in the text or image.
To enhance the activity, the teacher can ask students to switch questions with others then write in response to other students’ questions and share responses with the questioner.
Alternatively, the teacher might ask students to write questions at the end of a lesson about the lesson content, again instructing students to exchange questions and respond to one another.
Students may also use this strategy during the revision process to generate questions for peer feedback on writing.