Knowledge Questions

1. Introducing Knowledge Questions

Before getting into what a knowledge question (KQ) is, I always put a KQ at the top of each daily worksheet so they get used to seeing them. The first time I explicitly introduce them to the idea is with this worksheet below

Download KQ Worksheet

2. Activity around posing knowledge questions

Once kids have been introduced to the concept and we have read many examples and responded to various questions, I have the kids read and while annotating, pose their own KQs. Once done, the we review the article together and on the projector, I write down each of their questions in the margins. I print out a copy for them the following class so they have it but it turns out to be a good review activity. This is a skill kids struggle with most.

Download Reading on Vaccines

Download Antivaccine hero Andrew WakefieldAnnotated with Knowledge Questions

Furthermore, when having students write journals, I ask students to pose and address knowledge questions along the way in a low stakes environment and one in which they can receive feedback before consequential assessments happen.

3. Problems of Knowing And Linking Questions

This is a document from the IB with many different knowledge questions that help connect WOKs and AOKs along with relevant core concepts.

Download List of Linking Knowledge Questions

4. Old IB Document about “Knowledge Issues” which were the forerunner to Knowledge Questions

Knowledge-Issues-Matrix

5. TOK “Linking Questions”

Document matrix that helps pose knowledge questions across different WOKs and AOKs.

Linking_Questions

6. “How to get knowledge questions right”

KQs get them right IB Review

7. Understanding Knowledge Questions and Issues v3.0

Understanding knowledge questions and issues

8. Video From the IB