What is concept questions?
Concept questions are simple questions used by a teacher to check the student's understanding about terms or vocabulary items. Concept question is a way how to ask student whether he/she knows a certain word.
How to apply concept questions?
Observe the following examples:
1. Past event
I went to Surabaya yesterday.
Concept question: Did I stay at home yesterday?, Did I go to Surabaya last week?
2. Daily Routine.
The boy always goes jogging every Sunday.
Concept question: Does he always go jogging every Monday?
Note: Teachers should consider the following:
- Ask the students by answering 'yes' or 'no'. Every answers indicate the students' understanding.
- Make the concept question easily and not confusing.
- Use gesture is suggested.