3rd Grade - Responding To Questions

 
     
 
     
 
Newsletters:
 
     
 
 
3rd
Speaking
Responding to questions
Respond to questions with appropriate elaboration.
The ability to listen to information and answer questions orally. The ability to retain information and to answer comprehension questions orally pertaining to that information.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is that comprehension question asking of me?

(2)

Am I answering the question that was asked of me?

(3)

Did I give enough detail in my answer?

(4)

Where can I find the information to answer the question that was asked of me?

(5)

Can I reread to find my answer or was the information given to me orally?

Learning Tips

(1)

Children can become better listeners by listening to stories, music, television shows (educational ones are always best) and writing about what they listened to. This will give you an idea if they understood what they listened to.

(2)

In addition, you can also ask open ended questions about what your child listened to. Can you tell me what that song was about? Why do you like that story so much?

(3)

If you want to ask more specific questions about what your child listened to, then read or listen along with them.

(4)

If you’re child does not elaborate when they answer questions, than encourage them to say more with probing questions. Can you tell me more about that?

(5)

It’s important that students know that you will be asking questions about what they are listening to. Let them know so they will pay close attention.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Have your child answer the questions below orally.


Who is a person you admire most? Why?

(2)

What is your favorite thing to do? Why?

(3)

What is your favorite book about?

(4)

What is your favorite television show?

(5)

What is your favorite thing to make? Why?

(6)

What is your favorite thing about school? Why?

(7)

What is your favorite holiday? Why?

(8)

If you could have any animal as a pet, which one would you pick? Why?

(9)

Who is your favorite character in a book? Why?

(10)

Who is you favorite television show character? Why?

(11)

Pick the answer that has the most detail.


  1. My dog’s name is Checkers.

  2. My dog’s name is Checkers because he is black and white.

(12)
  1. I love Disneyland because they have a lot of cool rides!

  2. I love Disneyland!

(13)
  1. I don’t like tomatoes.

  2. I don’t like tomatoes because they’re slimy.

(14)
  1. I had a good day at school today.

  2. I had a good day at school today because I won first place in the spelling bee.

(15)
  1. Swimming is fun and it’s good exercise.

  2. Swimming is good exercise.

(16)

Have your child answer the following questions about their free reading book orally.


Who is your favorite character in the book?

(17)

What is the problem in the story?

(18)

What is the solution in the story?

(19)

What is your favorite part of the story?

(20)

Did you like this story? Why or why not?

(21)

Rewrite the following sentences so that they have more details. You can make up the details.


I had fun at my birthday party.

(22)

I like math.

(23)

The beach is my favorite place.

(24)

That movie was really good.

(25)

I like to watch cartoons.

 

Related Games

 
 

Copyright ©2009 Big Purple Hippos, LLC