ELL Question Stems

ELL Question Stems

Beginning

· Point to

· Find the

· Match

· Is this a

Early Intermediate

· Yes/no question:

· Either/or question:

· Literal question:

· Question that will cause the student to generate a list of words:

Intermediate

· Tell me about

· Talk about

· What do you think about

· Describe

· Explain

· Retell




Early Advanced

· How

· Give an example of

· What is your opinion

· Should

· Summarize

· What is the evidence

Advanced

· Using evidence from the text, explain why

· Using evidence from the text, explain how

· What are the reasons that

· What would happen if

· Compare

· How are different?

· How are the same?