Questions to nudge readers to say more
  • Could you say more about that?
  • What do you mean by…
  • Could you explain what you mean by…

Questions that grow out of our knowledge of what good writers do
  • Have you planned out your draft?
  • What’s the focus of your piece?
  • What kinds of revisions have you made?

Questions connected to Mini-lessons
  • Have you tried what we talked about today in the mini-lesson?

Questions about student decisions
  • Why did you pick these places to add-on?
  • Why did you decide to structure your draft this way?
  • Why did you repeat this line several times?


Questions about strategies
  • How are you going to do this work?
  • What strategies are you going to use to do this work?
  • How are you planning to get started with this draft?

Questions from what we already know about students
  • Have you done some revision work you tried in your last piece?
  • How did you pick the idea for your draft this time?