Answering WH- questions is often a difficult skills for students, especially those with language delays or disorders. WH- words (who, what, when, where, why - as well as how) are abstract and intangible. Teach HOW to answer WH- questions with these visuals and then practice, practice, practice using this card game or game board. When students can't answer questions, they can't express what they know and we all know how crucial responding to questions is to school success.
What’s in this download?
- One 2-page game board
- 58 wh- question cards and 5 wild cards - cards include 9 what, where, why questions, 10 who and when questions and 11 how questions
- Visuals that help to teach HOW to answer each type of question
- Directions for prepping the product
How do I use it?
- First, give each student a real or paper plate (although this is optional).
- Use the visuals to help teach HOW a student can answer each type of question. For example. answer for WHO questions will always be a person. Allow them to refer to the visuals and use purposeful questioning that requires them to refer back to the visual if/when their answer is wrong.
- Put all “cupcake cards” facedown on the table or in a deck. Each student should take turns flipping over a cupcake card and reading the question (or the therapist can read it). Students get to keep the cupcake card if they can answer the question correctly (or correctly in a complete sentence).
- The student with the most cupcakes on his/her plate WINS! Watch out for difficult 2-part questions and wild cards!
- Use the cupcake monster game board along with the question cards. Have students answer a question (or X number of questions) before they are allowed to spin a spinner or roll dice to move along the gameboard.
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