Photo Sharing: Professional Development Workshop – Activities to encourage students’ active participation by Professor Yilin Sun on October 30, 2015

30 Oct 2015


“Developing Speaking Skills through Reading and Questioning Techniques” likewise showed how traditional reading activities could become more interactive.  For instance, first showing an image that is related to reading content allows students to answer questions about the image and predict what they might read; during-reading questions also allow students to check their predictions and make further predictions about what they might read.  Dr. Sun took participants through the steps of making F.I.R.E. questions for a reading passage – questions that are “Factual, Insightful, Rational, and Evaluative” so that all of Bloom’s taxonomy might be used in the questioning process.

“Developing Speaking Skills through Reading and Questioning Techniques” likewise showed how traditional reading activities could become more interactive.  For instance, first showing an image that is related to reading content allows students to answer questions about the image and predict what they might read; during-reading questions also allow students to check their predictions and make further predictions about what they might read.  Dr. Sun took participants through the steps of making F.I.R.E. questions for a reading passage – questions that are “Factual, Insightful, Rational, and Evaluative” so that all of Bloom’s taxonomy might be used in the questioning process.