To identify question and response patterns in a lesson

Aim

To identify question and response patterns in a lesson.

Evidence and reflection

For this activity you could either choose to audio/video record a lesson you teach or, with her or his agreement, observe a colleague’s lesson. Choose three five-minute periods in the teaching sessions (e.g. at the beginning, middle and end) and note the questions asked. Identify the questions which are closed and those which are open. How many follow either an IRE or an IRF pattern? Were there opportunities for children to formulate their answers because they were given wait time?

Extension

Were there opportunities for children to ask questions themselves, of you and of each other?