About a month ago, I grabbed these really cute leaf graphics from The 3AM Teacher and I wasn’t sure what to do with them until recently. I realized that I have almost NOTHING to work on asking WH questions with! Agh! So as I was looking through what I already had as far as clip art, I had a light bulb moment 🙂 The leaves are perfect!
I target when, what, who, and where for this download, as those are the ones I would start with. There is a sorting mat with each of the question words on a colored leaf….
- I did 12 leaves for each type of question and the leaves’ color correspond to the sorting mat. Green leaves target When…Yellow leaves target What…Orange leaves target Who…And Red leaves target Where. You can choose to use them all together or just the type of question that your student needs to work on. I envision putting them in a pile and placing a sorting mat in front of each student. They will take turns drawing leaves and deciding what type of question it would answer, then formulating the correct question. There are 48 leaves to sort in all.
- For more of a challenge, I also created purple leaves. There are 24 in all and they target all 4 question types. Students would have to figure out which question type it is without the visual cue of the corresponding colors, then formulate the question.
- And of course, to add some fun, I included 6 penalty cards, which you can choose whether or not to use. Throw them in to make it a game and whoever ends the round with the most cards is the winner!
This download is available in my TPT store!
What do you think? Do you have any great activities to work on questioning skills?