During the 2015 AAEA/ALEA national conference in Canberra, Kath Murdoch talked about teachers nurturing students’ natural curiosity. She shared a model for developing curiosity and effective questioning:
You could use this model for Describe it (page 106 of The Writing Book).
Student example 1
Nola Sutherland from Mt Roskill Primary in Auckland posed the following questions to her Year 5 class in 2018: 'What's happening here?' and 'What do you notice?' and her students recorded their ideas.
Student example 2
A big thank you to Carli Ramsey from Parkside School in Adelaide for sharing this example on our Facebook page.
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