What, why, when, how, where, who? ? Framing Questions to Obtain Information
About the What, why, when, how, where, who? ? Framing Questions to Obtain Information Lesson
Activity 1 offers practice in framing questions. Activity 2 gives the children the opportunity to consider the relevant questions to ask in order to obtain information.
• The children will be able to frame questions correctly to obtain information.
• The children will be able to ask relevant questions to increase their understanding and/or to have information explained.
The verse by Rudyard Kipling introduces the lesson on questions. Depending on their reading level, the children can go through the reading/discussion in pairs and then tackle the activities.
As Kipling says, we can use these 6 question words to find out almost everything we need to know. For example:
Mom says: Come on, we?re going out.
You say: Why are we going? Where are we going? Who is coming with us? What are we going to do there? How long are we staying? When are we coming back?
Mom might get a little irritated but you will have found out all about the trip!
We can also ask questions without using question words, of course, simply by turning a statement into a question. Look at the following: