This packet provides young children with 2 activities to practice answering ‘when’ questions. Visual supports are provided on each card. It can also be used as a listening activity or a barrier game where the question is asked and students/clients are asked to point to a picture that represents the correct answer.
Use card stock to print all pages. (Print p. 5 on the back of pp. 2 - 3; print p. 6 on the back of p. 4; print p. 11 on the backs of pp. 8 - 10 as card covers). Laminate and cut small cards apart.
Activity 1 (24 question cards) pp. 2 - 7 In this set, a 'when' question is asked. The answer is one of the two graphics. The student has to have some prior knowledge of the information being elicited. a) If the student doesn't have immediate knowledge, the graphic answer choices can be discussed in relation to the question. I tried to ask questions that I thought most young children would have knowledge of (there are a couple of culturally related questions). b) If the student cannot give a verbal response independently, s/he could point to the correct graphic in response to the question. The adult then provides the answer verbally, then prompts the student's use the word.
Activity 2 (27 question cards) pp. 8 - 12. In this set, a statement is read that is related to the question. The statement contains the information that is asked for in the subsequent 'when' question.
Optional Activity (2 game boards—pp. 7 & 12) Each student answers a ‘when’ question on a card and moves a token or marker ahead on the game board the number of spaces indicated. The first student to reach ‘Finish’ is the winner.
When Did That Happen?
by Kathy Grover
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