Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Michael Jerald


This project is a self reflective study examining my use of question forms in two self observed lessons. The second lesson having been planned and taught in a way that was informed by findings resulting from the first lesson. The question forms examined were taken from a variety of sources and are defined in this paper. The main aim of the project was to discover if, through awareness of how I use questions, it was possible to increase the fluency of student responses. A further aim was to see if students were able to use more of their language skills in a lesson by creating situations in which their responses depended more on their thoughts and opinions than target language.

It was found that skills required to take advantage of various question forms and their potential a teaching tools are varied and require both experience and explicit planning and awareness.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Linguistics