An Introduction to Restate the Question Oral Language | Back to School Activity

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Tessa Maguire
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1st - 4th
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Making students speak in sentences helps create the habit so when it is time to write sentences, it is an automatic skill. Great resource!
My students needed lots of practice with restating the question and this was the perfect activity. It was so valuable and really helped my students improve.
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This Restating the Question unit gives students practice responding to questions in complete sentences through Back to School activities like morning meetings and student interviews. Restating the Question while answering questions is a difficult skill for many students. Introducing it through oral language is a great way to provide scaffolds and set the expectation of answering in complete sentences all year long. Use it during Back to School and during your morning meeting or community circle all year long!


  • 128 question cards- some with restate the question scaffolds, some without
  • Student interview templates with and without scaffolds
  • About Me writing pages with and without scaffolds

The question cards can be used as a classroom greeting or part of morning meeting. Some cards include sentence stems for responses, while others expect students to know how to respond in a complete sentence independently. The different sets let you gradually increase the complexity with students.

The student interview templates include writing lines for a variety of grades. Whether you're in first grade or third grade, the student interview can be done by students independently through scaffolding.

This is also a great resource for ESL/ELD students. It helps them build syntax understanding as well as conversational skills.



★ "This resource made it easy to introduce students to how to properly answer a question! It was really great preparation for when students cited text evidence."

★ "Making students speak in sentences helps create the habit so when it is time to write sentences, it is an automatic skill. Great resource!"

★ "I used this product to teach my students how to write a complete sentence and how to respond to question during reading comprehension. I cut out the cards and put them into envelopes for at home practice as well as morning meeting discussion. Great product, it really did help. "

★ "I totally recommend this product! It has been very instrumental in helping my students to restate the question! Thanks!"

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28 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


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