Key questions and Challenge questions

Key questions help students demonstrate the learning goals in a lesson. Challenge questions offer a visual signal that allows for better differentiation within a lesson.

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What are key questions and challenge questions?

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Every Stile lesson includes up to three Key questions that tie into the learning goals. Teachers can speed up their marking by focusing feedback on these questions. 

 

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Lessons can also include Challenge questions, which are set at a higher difficulty than Key questions. These can be presented as optional for a higher level differentiation or removed entirely. 

These two question types are clearly marked with icons that are visible to you and your students. 

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How to change the question type

Questions in Stile are standard by default. You can edit them to enable the Key or Challenge question indicators. 

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Make sure you are in Prepare mode and find the question you want to change. Click its Edit button.

 

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Click on the Settings tab to the right of the Question and Model answer tabs. This brings up the options to set the question as Standard, Key, or Challenge. There's a brief description of each one to help you choose.

Click the radio button next to the selection you want and then click the blue Done button at the bottom of the widget.

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How questions appear to teachers

The Key flag is green with white text and the Challenge flag is white with green text.

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In Prepare mode and Teach mode, the flag will appear to the right of the question number.

 

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In Analyse mode, the flag will appear to the left of the question number and the question text will be bold and green. The Key flag is a white star on a green background and the Challenge flag is a green rocket on a white background.

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How questions appear to students

For students, the Key flag is blue with white text and the Challenge flag is white with blue text.

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The flag will display to the right of the question number.

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