Marzano Question Stems
These are the question stems we will be studying extensively the first few weeks of school. These are great question stems to use after your child reads in order to check his/her understanding of the text.

LEVEL: Knowing

What are question stems that I could use for Knowing?
  • Who did _?
  • When was
  • _?
  • What is _?
  • Identify the
  • _ in the _.
  • Describe
  • Which
  • _ best defines _?
  • Which
  • _ is characteristic of _?
  • Which
  • _ is an example of ___?

LEVEL: Organizing

What are question stems for organizing?
  • Categorize _ according to _.
  • Classify _ according to _.
  • How is _ alike or different from _?
  • What is most (or least) important about _?
  • In your own words, tell
  • _.

LEVEL: Applying

What question stems can be used with applying?
  • Give some instance which ?
  • How is _ related to ?
  • How is
  • _ an example of _?
  • How would you use this information?
  • What do you need to solve this problem?
  • What are possible solutions to
  • __?

LEVEL: Analyzing

What question stems are used with analyzing?
  • What are the attributes of _?
  • What evidence can you list for
  • _?
  • What are the components, parts or features of _?
  • What patterns or relationships do you see in
  • _?
  • Outline, web, or diagram _?
  • What are the main ideas
  • ?
  • What can be concluded about
  • _?



LEVEL: Generating

What are some question stems that reflect generating?
  • How many ways can you think of to _?
  • What would happen if
  • _?
  • Predict what would be true if _.
  • How can you explain
  • _?
  • Elaborate about _?
  • What would you predict/infer from
  • _?
  • What solutions would you suggest for _?
  • If you were
  • _, how would you have ___?

LEVEL: Integrating

What are some question stems that reflect integrating?
  • Devise a plan _.
  • Summarize
  • _.
  • How many ways can you think of to _?
  • Conclude what the result would be if
  • _.
  • What generalizations can you make?
  • If you could pull this all together in 3-4 sentences, what you would say?

LEVEL: Evaluating

What are some question stems that reflect evaluating?
  • What do you think about _? Why?
  • Which
  • _ is most significant and why?
  • What are your sources? How do you know they are credible?
  • Did you detect any biases?
  • Judge what would be the best way to _
  • What criteria did you use?
  • What is your point of view about this?
  • Are there other points of view about this?
  • How effective was
  • _?