Higher Level Thinking Questions for Reading


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High-order thinking questions give students an opportunity to

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1. High-order questions for fiction and nonfiction are

2. When questioning readers about fiction, focus on

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

It is vital that students understand the basics of the content they read, but to get a real understanding of a text they must delve into more complex issues. These practice questions in the quiz/worksheet combo check your knowledge on important terms and concepts and see if you have the tools you need to ask questions about fiction and nonfiction texts that will deepen student thinking.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Purpose of high-order thinking questions
  • Whether or not high-order thinking questions are the same for fiction and nonfiction
  • What to focus on when forming high-order questions about fiction
  • Things to focus on when forming high-order questions related to nonfiction
  • Definition of metacognition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on reading questions for high-order thinking
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to craft high-order thinking questions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms like metacognition

Additional Learning

To learn more about deepening student understanding of texts, review the lesson called Higher Level Thinking Questions for Reading. Objectives addressed include:

  • Define Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Apply Bloom's Taxonomy to crafting questions about texts
  • Recognize high-order thinking questions and the depth they bring to understanding text
  • Categorize high-order thinking questions about fiction and nonfiction
  • Apply those categories to the process of creating high-order thinking questions for students
  • Understand how high-order thinking questions can promote and support metacognition