1st Grade - Who, What, When, Where And How Questions

 
     
 
     
 
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Reading and Comprehension
Who, what, when, where and how questions
Respond to who, what, where, when, and how questions.
The students will be able to respond (verbally and in written form) to the following questions: who, what, where, when, and how. These questions may be asked in relation to a story or other text. These questions may also be posed in regards to real- life and everyday situations.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Who are the characters in this story?

(2)

What happened in the story?

(3)

Where did the story take place?

(4)

When did the story happen?

(5)

How did the character solve the problem in this story?

Learning Tips

(1)

You have a wonderful opportunity to practice this skill anytime you are reading either with, or out loud to your child. During the story ask your child questions; who are the main characters, where does the story takes place, what happened in the story, when did it happened, and how it happened.

(2)

Story/Movie Game: On index cards write one of the following words on each card: who, what, where, when, and how. You and your child can decide if you will work with a movie, TV show, or story/book. Once you have decided the topic you will work with, next have your child pick one of the word cards. They will need to read the card and answer the question pertaining to whatever topic you have chosen.

(3)

Adding a visual component to skill practice can always be helpful. After your child has either read or listened to a story, have them draw and label the following pictures. Who are the characters in the story? Where does the story take place? When does it take place? What happens in the story? How does this happen? After they have drawn and labeled each picture, have they verbally explain and answer each of the questions.

(4)

Question/Picture Sorting Game: With this activity, you can use magazine pictures, clip art, drawing, or photographs. The pictures that you use should represent the following: places, things, people, different times of day or seasons, and actions. With each of these pictures have the children sort them into groups of who, what, where, when, and how. Next have the children explain each picture by answering the questions pertaining to each picture; who, what, where, when, and how.

(5)

Create a Story: You and your child can create a story/illustration by answering the following questions; Who is in the story? Where does the story take place? When does it happen? What happens in the story? How does it happen? When you and your child have discussed this, the two of you can either create drawing to represent the answers or your child can create text to answer the questions. When all of the drawings or text are complete turn the creation it their very own book.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Who lives in your house?

(2)

Where do you live?

(3)

What is your favorite color?

(4)

When is your birthday?

(5)

What month is Christmas celebrated?

(6)

How do you make a sandwich?

(7)

Read the following story and answer the questions below. Story:

Tig went to Flit’s house this morning.

Tig and Flit like pie.

Flit made a pie.

Tig ate all of the pie.

Flit is mad at Tig.

He wanted to eat some pie, too.


(8)

Who are the characters in this story? (Tig and Flit)

(9)

What happened to the pie? (it was eaten)

(10)

Who ate the pie? (Tig)

(11)

Where did the story take place? (Flit’s house)

(12)

When did the events in the story happen? (this morning)

(13)

How did it happen? (Tig ate all of the pie that flit made)

(14)

Answer the following question. Who is your best friend?

(15)

What do you like to do for fun?

(16)

How do you get to school?

(17)

Where is your favorite place to go?

(18)

Who is your favorite character in a book?

(19)

Read the following story and answer the questions below.


Story:

Sam and Ted like to ride bikes.

The boys rode their bikes to the park yesterday.

Sam’s bike got a flat tire.

Sam fell off of his bike and hurt his knee.

Ted helped Sam get home.

(20)

Who are the characters in the story? (Sam and Ted)

(21)

What do they like to do? (ride bikes)

(22)

Where did they go? (to the park)

(23)

How did Sam hurt his knee? (he fell off his bike)

(24)

How did Sam get home? (Ted helped him)

(25)

What happened to Sam’s bike? (it got a flat tire)

 

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