Danny Delgado, a Media Center Specialist, reflects on how he used the QFT to guide summer campers to become the heroes of their own learning journey.
Upper Elementary (3 – 5)
Here are 3 key resources for implementing the QFT in the elementary classroom.
The Question Formulation Technique in the Elementary Classroom: A Collection of Examples
In this blog post, educator James Staton writes about how he values moments when he is wrong because they lead him to new lessons. Read more on his strategies to encourage all elementary students to explore their questions without fear of being wrong.
In this lesson snapshot, a fourth-grade class in Nevada explores the science and history behind the Hoover Dam through a primary source from the Library of Congress. Putting a virtual magnifying glass to a 1938 photograph, students want to know: "How do they build buildings in the water?"
Primary sources can help students analyze closely, make connections, infer and — perhaps most importantly — ask questions.