- 204 Question Cards (prints 6 to a page)
- List of Questions
- 3 Google Slides Versions – vote, reflect, & discuss
- Random Question Chooser Video
- Digital or Print
- Multiple Versions Included!
Great for 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade!
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This resource uses American English and is editable.
These questions are great for practicing critical thinking because they require your students to evaluate two different, but seemingly equally appealing (or unappealing) options and choose one.
Use these questions…
- When you have a few minutes of free time
- In centers
- As writing prompts
- During transitions
- When your students need a brain break
- During morning meeting
- To get data for graphing or charting
- To help students learn flexibility of thought
- To facilitate respectful discussion or debate
- To help build critical thinking skills
- To practice communicating thoughts and ideas
- Learning to defend thoughts and opinions
- Helping students learn to adopt a personal point of view
Whether you call these questions “Would You Rather” or “This or That,” your students will have a blast thinking about them.
When using the questions with the whole class, it can be valuable to have kids first choose by a show of hands and then discuss the question. Ask students to share why they chose one option or another. Then pose the question a second time to allow students the opportunity to choose a different option. This exercise is not only fun, but it also helps kids become more flexible on their thought patterns. Rather than holding onto an idea no matter what, they learn to consider other’s opinions. Add a little action to the game by having students move to one part of the room or another depending on their answer.
You could extend the activity by having students create their own Would you rather… questions. Writing Would you rather… questions requires kids to not only create two options, but to also evaluate whether or not those options are roughly equal in appeal. Part of the process is answering the questions, so be sure and give students an opportunity to share their questions with each others!
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✏️ “I love this resource because I use it as a brain break and as a filler activity whenever we have extra time. It’s fun, it’s creative and different which makes it more interesting to students, and they learn the conditional tense without ever cracking a textbook! Hooray for CI!” -Deirdre K.
✏️ “These questions were used as an ice breaker for our first online meeting. The students enjoyed the variety of questions and had a lot of giggles. Will definitely use it in the classroom when social distancing will need to happen and the traditional getting to know you/group work activities won’t be able to happen this year.” -Amy P.
✏️ “My students completed one activity per day. They LOVED these prompts. We continued using them once we went to online learning at the end of the year. I will definitely use these next year!!!” -Diane P.
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About the Author
These passages were written by me, Rachel Lynette. I am a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. I have written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. These passages reflect more than a decade of professional writing experience.
This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.
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