Hot seat questions is an awesome strategy to engage students and get them up out of their seats and moving! Use hot seat questions during your farm animals unit to introduce students to the unit, to assess what students have discovered about farm animals, and to find out what students want to learn about farm animals.
Hot Seat Questions
Hot seat questions are questions that are placed under the desk seats of different students. At the designated time, students look under their seats and anyone who finds a question reads it to the class and provides an answer. You can be strategic about the placement of questions and ensure that the student who finds the question will know the answer. Another option would be for the student to read their question and then pick someone else to answer it.
3 Uses of Hot Seat Questions
Introduce Students to Farm Animals
Introduce students to a unit on farm animals by posting hot seat questions such as, “What is your favourite farm animal?” and “Name two animals that live on a farm.” CLICK to DOWNLOAD the following hot seat questions to introduce your students to a farm animals unit.
Assess Student Learning
Hot seat questions can be used to formatively assess students and find out what they have learned about farm animals. Use questions such as, “What is a baby goat called?” and “Why do farmers need to wake up early to feed their animals?” CLICK to DOWNLOAD hot seat questions you can use to formatively assess your students.
Ask Students What They Want to Learn
A third way to use hot seat questions is to find out what students want to learn about a unit of study. Use questions such as, “What is one question you have about farm animals?” and “Name two farm animals you would like to learn more about.” CLICK to DOWNLOAD a set of hot seat questions that focus on what students want to learn.
Please take a minute and answer the following question in the comment section below: “What strategies do you use to formatively assess your students during a farm animals unit?” Thanks!
- Farm Animals Part 1: How to Introduce a Farm Animals Unit
- Farm Animals Part 2: 5 Fun Ways to Use Writing in a Farm Animals Unit
- Farm Animals Part 4: How to Promote Reading With Farm Animals Yes or No Questions
- Farm Animals Part 5: 21 Farm Animals Teaching Ideas and Add to the Link Up
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