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English Language Arts Kindergarten
Reading: Literature Standard 1
This activity teaches children six question words: who, what, when, where, why and how.
Questioning strategies give children the opportunity to engage more in the learning process and increase their ability to comprehend. Many young children do not understand the difference between asking a question and making a statement or telling a story.
This activity teaches children six question words: who, what, when, where, why, and how.
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
3. Demonstrate responsible emotional and cognitive behaviors.
Invitation to Learn
Anytime a student asks a question pertaining to a lesson you are presenting, place his/her name on the question word s/he used. Students soon become aware of question words and continue to use them in the learning process.
Listen to students as they engage in the questioning process. Document interactions to evaluate and compare each time a student has the opportunity to use questioning strategies.
Beckman, P. & Weller, C. (1990). Teaching Exceptional Children, 21/22, 26-29.
Active, independent learning for children with learning disabilities.
Leal, L., Crays, N., & Moely, B.E. (1985). Training Children to Use Self-monitoring Study Strategy in Preparation for Recalls: Maintenance and Generalization Effects. Child Development, 56(3). 643-653
Training children to use a self-monitoring study strategy in preparation for recall, maintenance and generalization effects.
Download: Kindergarten Strategies handouts (pdf).