Restating the Question: Answering Questions with Oral Language | Back to School

Tessa Maguire
Grade Levels
1st - 4th
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  1. Looking to incorporate Restate the Question practice into your instruction? This bundle practices answering questions in complete sentences while restating the question. Use the strategy posters to teach your students to use PQA or Turn the Question Around (TTQA). Use the Oral Language Task Cards to
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This Asking & Answering Questions unit gives students practice restating the question to answer 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

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.


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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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