IntelAssessing Projects : Encouraging Self-Direction and Collaboration
Questions for Observing Group Work


Prompts for Observing Group Work
Use the prompts below while observing group work. As learners become accustomed to teacher modeling of these questions, they will start using them with their peers.

Do you think that J means ....?
Can you explain that in a different way?
I don't quite understand what you mean?

What have you found out so far?
Where do you need to go still?

Did I understand you to say ...?
Am I right that you said .....?

What do you think about this?
What do others think?
Who agrees?

I'm not sure?
I don't know. What do you think?
How should we move forward?

Problem Solving
How else could you think about that?
What if someone said...?
There are some people who think that ...., what do you think?
How does this help you?
How would you decide about…?

How does that fit with what D said?
Is that the same as what N was getting at?
How is that different from M's idea?
Can anyone think of how that might happen?

How have you listened and given feedback to others?
How effective are...?
What changes to ... would you recommend?
How would you have handled...?


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