Communication Skills, HOTS

HOTS Assessment Idea: How can I write my own powerful questions?

Created by Val Baron (EJELS) and Terra Kaliszuk (AISI Instructional Coach)

Is it possible for students to create their own powerful, higher order thinking questions? How can we capitalize on this quality, in-depth thinking to create assessment opportunities?

In this lesson/assessment idea, students will use an adapted version of Costa’s 3 Levels of Questioning to create their own HOTS questions!

Teacher Outline (brief lesson progression & selected implementation suggestions)
Student Question Creation Handout (exemplar question & 3 Level Questioning resource)


Skills and Processes Content Map: Scope and Sequence in Secondary Social Studies

Communication Skills and Processes

Discussion, Debate, Media, ICT  
This scope and sequence document  is designed as an auxillary tool to help BGRS teachers create, revise, and incorporate more effective tools for teaching communication skills with students. 

Resources to assist in understanding HOTS