Blanks questions are one way to encourage oral language development. In a play-based curriculum such as in preschool or kindergarten, Blanks questions help encourage rich oral language experiences (role play, imaginative play).
These “levels of questioning” were developed by Blank, Rose and Berlin (1978). The questions move from concrete to abstract. Understanding the complexity of questions can help in simplifying the language or to challenge language skills. Children need to understand and respond to all these levels of questions to function easily when they move to more formal learning within a school setting.
Blanks question are a fantastic way to build and develop both expressive and receptive language skills. They are great for mixed ability groups, as the same resource can be used with different levelled questions targeted according to ability.
This resource contains 18 scenes with questions
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See our other BLANKS resources.