SOLO Taxonomy in Student Inquiry - Book 2 Cover

SOLO Taxonomy in Student Inquiry - Book 2

Templates to make your own SOLO Student Inquiry Booklet

Book 2 provides key tools you need to put your planning into practice, with a range of templates you can choose from to create a SOLO Student Inquiry Booklet as a guiding resource for every student in the class.

Ages: 5-18 | Pages: 60 | Code: 51061 | ISBN: 9781776555000

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Pam Hook

Pam Hook is an educational consultant who advises schools and institutions in New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the Pacific Islands on developing curricula and pedagogies for learning to learn based on SOLO Taxonomy. She is a popular keynote speaker at conferences. Pam is author of more than 25 books on SOLO Taxonomy, including titles translated into Danish, and has developed a series of SOLO web-based apps, Apple iPad apps and YouTube videos. She hosts collaborative online communities for SOLO practitioners on Twitter @arti_choke @globalsolo and Pinterest
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Suzette Ipsen

Suzette Ipsen is a Hapu Leader at the newly opened Rototuna Junior High School in Hamilton, New Zealand. Previously she was a co-lecturer (ICT) at the University of Waikato and taught for many years in an extended learning classroom. As well as completing the Teacher Professional Development in Languages programme, she has a Graduate Diploma in Education Technologies. Suzette is an advocate for lifelong learning and enjoys challenging the thinking of students by using effective questioning techniques.
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Melody McCombe

Melody McCombe is a team leader at a large urban intermediate school in New Zealand, as well as being the staff elected member of its board of trustees. Passionate about deep learning, she believes SOLO is her key tool to enable this. Her conference presentations include a workshop on SOLO Taxonomy in 2017 to assist teachers to deepen students’ thinking about the key competencies. Melody has a Master of Education (Distinction), a higher diploma of teaching, a language teaching diploma and a diploma of teaching children with special needs. On a 2014 educational scholarship, she travelled to Japan to study the Japanese language.


A. Determining prior knowledge templates6
Template A1: HookED SOLO hexagons6
Template A2: HookED SOLO hexagons self-assessment rubric7
Template A3: SOLO entry–exit ticket using KWL8
Templates A4 and A5 instructions for use9
Template A4: HOT SOLO Define map10
Template A5: HOT SOLO Define self-assessment rubric11
Templates A6 and A7 instructions for use12
Template A6: HOT SOLO Describe map13
Template A7: HOT SOLO Describe self-assessment rubric14
B. Bringing in ideas templates15
Template B1: HookED SOLO thinking strips15
Template B2: SOLO 3-2-1 finding out reflection16
C. Connecting ideas templates17
Templates C1 and C2 instructions for use17
Template C1: HOT SOLO Sequence map18
Template C2: HOT SOLO Sequence self-assessment rubric19
Templates C3 and C4 instructions for use20
Template C3: HOT SOLO Classify map21
Template C4: HOT SOLO Classify self-assessment rubric22
Templates C5 and C6 instructions for use23
Template C5: HOT SOLO Compare and contrast map24
Template C6: HOT SOLO Compare and contrast self-assessment rubric25
Templates C7 and C8 instructions for use26
Template C7: HOT SOLO Analyse (part–whole) map27
Template C8: HOT SOLO Analyse (part–whole) self-assessment rubric28
Templates C9 and C10 instructions for use29
Template C9: HookED SOLO Explain causes map30
Template C10: HookED SOLO Explain causes self-assessment rubric31
Templates C11 and C12 instructions for use32
Template C11: HookED SOLO Explain effects map33
Template C12: HookED SOLO Explain effects self-assessment rubric34
D. Extending ideas templates (critical and creative thinking)35
Template D1: HookED SOLO reverse hexagons35
Templates D2 and D3 instructions for use36
Template D2: HookED SOLO Form an analogy map37
Template D3: HookED SOLO Form an analogy self-assessment rubric38
Templates D4 and D5 instructions for use39
Template D4: HOT SOLO Generalise map40
Template D5: HOT SOLO Generalise self-assessment rubric41
Templates D6 and D7 instructions for use42
Template D6: HOT SOLO Predict map43
Template D7: HOT SOLO Predict self-assessment rubric44
Templates D8 and D9 instructions for use45
Template D8: HOT SOLO Evaluate map46
Template D9: HOT SOLO Evaluate self-assessment rubric47
Templates D10 and D11 instructions for use48
Template D10: HookED SOLO Discuss (Describe ++) map49
Template D11: HookED SOLO Discuss (Describe ++) self-assessment rubric50
Template D12: SOLO five-question framework51
E. Additional inquiry templates52
Template E1: Gantt chart for time management52
Template E2: SOLO self-assessment rubric for using a Gantt chart to manage my time53
Template E3: SOLO self-assessment rubrics for question making54
Template E4: SOLO self-assessment rubrics for group work56
Template E5: Glossary58
Template E6: HookED SOLO spider diagram59