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Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions

Ohio State University News – Jeff Grabmeier

“When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. But a new study that involved observing teachers during class story times found that they asked few questions – and those that they did ask were usually too simple. Only 24 percent of what teachers said outside of reading the text were questions, the results found. And the kids answered those questions correctly 85 percent of the time.” (more)

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