Lesson 1: Designing a QFocus for the theme of, “Growth and Change: Strategies for Managing Conflict"



In this lesson you will learn how to...

  • brainstorm ideas in designing your own Qfocus with your groups.


* Where We Came From and Where We're Going...

In our last lesson, we analyzed ways in which we can provide support for our struggling readers and writers during the questioning design of the QFT. We also reviewed ways to enhance assessment and assist our students to be independent and successful in their own question designing. Now, we are going to take the steps in designing a Qfocus with the support of our group members.

Important Tips To Keep in Mind...

  1. Decide whether you will use the QFT for formative or summative assessment
  2. Make sure to research the important content/texts/resources you will use to complement your QFT project
  • Keep in mind that when we are practicing the QFT we are putting ourselves in the shoes of our students. However, it is important to use this mindset to help ourselves as teachers to see what changes or modifications need to be made (if any) in our QFT design.


Since this is a collaborative class, everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas, and/or questions through our discussion board on Google Classroom!

Click here to access our discussion board


  1. Does the theme, "Growth and Change: Strategies for Managing Conflict" resonate with your content area?
  2. If not, what type of QFT theme would you like to design in the future?


  1. Click the link below that will bring you to our Google Classroom.

Google Classroom

  1. Complete Unit 4 Design Your Own QFT Lesson!/ Lesson 1: Activity 1 (Prepare and Organize Ideas for Qfocus)
  2. Complete Unit 4 Design Your Own QFT Lesson!/ Lesson 1: Activity 2 (Design Your Qfocus)

Look Forward

Next lesson, you will participate in the QFT process as a student with the support of your classmates!

Move on to: Lesson 2: Engaging in the QFT as a group

Go back to: Stimulating Student Curiosity with the QFT (Question Formulation Technique)