Always check you understanding of the question  

  • Immediate response
    • What are your immediate thoughts, knowledge and ideas?
    • What does the question bring to mind?
    • Write them down
  • Break the question down
    • What are you being asked to do / what is the question asking?
    • Consider what, why, who and how
    • Identify the text, topic and task – how are you expected to respond?
    • How does the question link to the key performance indicators or the lesson’s objectives?
    • Identify and define the nouns (what do they mean / what are they referring to?)
    • Identify characters, texts or themes (who / what is the question about?)

 Do you know what you need to do?