One of the questions we are commonly asked is how to write a good attendance question. Before we go any further, any question can be used as an attendance question if it gets your students thinking!

Play a music video/music clip and asking the students questions about the:

  • Genre
  • Year
  • Name of the Song
  • Artist

Post a political cartoon and ask for feedback relating to the inference.

Post a picture of an artist or work of art and ask the students:

  • Who is the artist?
  • What period is the work from?
  • What is the title of the work of art?
  • Where is the work of art located?

Post a famous quote and ask the students to identify:

  • The name of the person who said the quote
  • The significant event or document the quote is from

Play a movie excerpt and ask:

  • The name of the movie
  • The excerpt’s significance to the class

Oh, the possibilities! Let your imagination run wild! Your students will thank you for it!