Imagine you've just taught a lesson about the American Revolution. You might ask your students, "So, what European country helped us by providing naval support?" Hopefully, your students could answer, "France did; they gave us naval support."
That's great, but being able to answer a question is only the first part of this element. The next part is the most effective. Students must be given the opportunity to make inferences about the newly learned content so their thinking can expand beyond what was explicitly taught. A great follow up to the student's answer in the example above might be, "Why did they help us?" or, "What effect might France's help have had on the war?"
Here are some things you (or an administrator) could look for in your class to see if this element is being utilized:
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