Higher Order Thinking (or H.O.T. skills) are critical to learning deeply, but the ability to build these skills in children doesn’t stop at the classroom door. Use these handy questions as an easy way to turn most any conversation with your child into a brain training session!
- What movie or song title would best describe [insert event], and why?
- How might things have been different if [insert event] happened?
- What do you think [insert person] would say/think about that?
- What’s the most important thing people should know about [insert subject]?
- What would you change the next time you [insert action]?
- Which parts of [insert event] felt familiar to you, and which parts felt new?
- What was the most challenging part of [insert event]? Why?
- What could someone say that would convince you of [insert opinion]?
- How might you handle [insert problem]?
- Which steps need to be taken to [insert action], and in what order?
The sky is the limit with H.O.T. questions! For more ideas, look no further than the activities of your child's Journey Jotter Book, and keep the conversations going!