In my first book on student motivation, I have a lesson on Bloom’s Taxonomy. In my second student motivation book (by the way, the third volume is coming out this month), I have a lesson specifically on the importance of developing the ability to ask good questions.

One small part of the lesson has students reading a list of quotations on the importance of questions and responding to a writing prompt. That prompt is fine, but I’m trying a new version tomorrow.

Here it is (you can download it here):

The Importance of Asking Questions


Choose one of the quotations in the Read Aloud and write a paragraph with three parts:

1) They Say

2) I Say

3) Why I Said It (Use your experiences, observations of others, something you read)


_________________________ said, “___________________________________________


I think he/she means that ____________________________________________________


I agree/disagree with him/her.  For example, I experienced/I saw/I read ______________



Of course, you don’t have to use the quotation list in my book — Warren Berger has two lists of great ones.

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.