We want children to learn basic information and to be able to answer questions posed to them. However doing this as a drill is not natural and unfortunately, there are not many situations that occur during the day that allow us to practice this.
Sam’s Winter Day is a rebus read that asks questions and gives the student an answer stem to make a response.
The questions that are posed are:
What is your name?
Where do you live?
How old are you?
Do you have a brother or sister?
What do you like to do in the winter?
What do you build in the winter?
What do you like to drink?
Do you ice skate?
What is your favorite season?
I use this with students that are:
Language impaired or that need to practice answering questions
Beginner readers as they can use the pictures to aid their concept of word.
Fluency cases: I found that using rebus read with my young students assist them in learning the rhythm or pacing of speech.
It is especially helpful for students on the autism spectrum as it is very visual.