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

By J Taylor Education

J Taylor Education’s Q3 Cards (Quick, Quality Questioning Cards) are an effective and motivating differentiation tool. 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 while students analyze, synthesize, create, and evaluate is important as students develop their oral language /critical thinking skills. The Q3 cards will assist you as you differentiate in any area of study.


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