Using J Taylor Education’s Higher-Level Thinking Question Stem Cards (Q3 Cards)

By J Taylor Education

J Taylor Education’s Q3 Cards (Quick, Quality Questioning Cards) are an effective differentiation tool because they help raise student oral language skills. The question stem cards have 10 questions for each of the 11 Depth & Complexity Icons. You can use these higher order thinking question stem cards during student discussions and think-pair-share times. The cards are based on the Depth and Complexity Icons which makes them comfortable for students to utilize. Building confidence during times of higher-level critical thinking is important as students develop their oral language skills. The Q3 cards will assist you as you differentiate in all areas of the curriculum.


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