Asking and answering WH (who, what, where, when, why, how) questions can be difficult for many children who have a development language disorder (DLD). In fact, answering WH questions is a VERY COMMON goal for many children.
However, there isn't a lot of guidance on how to teach the skill besides using visual cue cards. Therefore, I made some new materials using the current research.
Keep reading to find out more on my WH questions no-print resources.
To answer WH questions, it takes a lot of different language skills. A person must:
With these materials, I focused on
Current evidence supports that idea that explicit teaching is necessary for the initial teaching phase while implicit teaching helps with generalization. Therefore, with these materials, I focus on explicit teaching. Instead of just asking WH questions during a story or in conversation, I delve into each question word and fit in a lot of reps.
The materials I created here are for learning how to formulate questions as well as answer WH questions.
The materials have:
First, I have simple "unscramble sentences" for each question word:
These materials must be used in "edit mode" to work. The child can create WH questions, practice syntax, and practice repeating the questions. This level of practice has the most amount of cues.
Second, I challenge the student to create a WH question and then answer it! Currently, as part of the membership program, I have the following decks completed:
These materials must be used in "present mode" to work. You can click on on the screen to have a word appear as a cue or to check answers!
If you would like a free sample of an unscramble deck, click the link below
If you would like a free sample of a "write and answers questions", click the link below
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