Who What When Where Why Questions

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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Do you have students who are constantly asking what, who, where, why, how, and when? It's your turn to ask now! Have them read various stories and ask them to answer these questions in this lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Happened Next?
What Happened Next?
Worksheet
What Happened Next?
Play author with this creative writing and comprehension exercise! Your child will learn all about inference, or drawing conclusions based on what they've read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Worksheet
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Students will read and answer questions about the Bradley familyÃs summer vacation. Kids will learn the importance of paying close attention to their reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literature 1
Literature 1
Guided Lesson
Literature 1
This literature lesson guides kids towards a deeper understanding of second grade texts through an exploration of character, setting, and plot. Kids will be challenged to answer the who, what, where, when and why of a story, in addition to determining the story's message. Two versions of the same story will be presented in order for second graders to see story elements in action.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Answering "Why" Questions
Answering "Why" Questions
Lesson Plan
Answering "Why" Questions
Teach your students how to use specific vocabulary as they answer questions. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Questions that Gauge Comprehension* lesson plan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Community Helpers: Health and Safety
Community Helpers: Health and Safety
Workbook
Community Helpers: Health and Safety
Learn about workers who serve the neighborhood. With coloring, cut-and-paste, and I-spy pages kids will be busy having fun while exploring social studies topics of community, jobs and needs.
Preschool
Social studies
Workbook
Using the 5 W's
Using the 5 W's
Lesson Plan
Using the 5 W's
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about nouns and practice retelling a story with a 5 W's graphic organizer. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Animals of the World
Animals of the World
Workbook
Animals of the World
The world is full of amazing creatures! Learn about a few from around the globe, as your child hones reading skills in this fact-filled workbook.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Workbook
Text Detective: Weird Animals
It's fact vs. opinion statements about interesting animals in this workbook. Kids will also think about how diagrams and images help clarify reading passages.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Pete's Pets
Pete's Pets
Worksheet
Pete's Pets
Read about Pete and all of his pets in this story. Pay attention to the story and you'll be able to answer all the questions in no time.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
Activity
Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
Activity
Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Lesson Plan
Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Use this lesson to gauge your students’ basic comprehension of fiction text. If they can answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions, you know they have a handle on it and it’s time to get into more critical thinking!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Amelia Earhart Biography
Amelia Earhart Biography
Worksheet
Amelia Earhart Biography
Learn more about this fascinating woman in history who became the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Grandpa's Boat
Grandpa's Boat
Worksheet
Grandpa's Boat
What will you be doing on Saturday? Jamie will be on a fishing boat with her grandpa. Read all about her grandpa's boat and then answer the questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Aquatic Biomes
Aquatic Biomes
Workbook
Aquatic Biomes
Dive into earth and life science with this book on aquatic biomes. Research reefs, learn wetland animals, and explore the squishy world of swamps in this book about these wet and wild ecosystems.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
In the 'Hood
In the 'Hood
Workbook
In the 'Hood
How well do you know your community? Give your child the tools she needs to learn about her local government, community helpers and how she can have a voice in her community.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Tree-mendous Trees
Tree-mendous Trees
Workbook
Tree-mendous Trees
Pay homage to our majestic, leafy companions with this series about trees. Kids can learn about the structure of trees, identify different leaf types and reflect on the many gifts that trees give.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Activity
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
The proof is in the pudding! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use text evidence as proof when answering questions after reading. They will use evidence-based terms as they answer basic comprehension questions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About the 5 W's
All About the 5 W's
Lesson Plan
All About the 5 W's
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of important details in a text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How? lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Celebrate Black History Month by studying the contributions of African-American jazz legend Charlie Parker!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
What Happened?
What Happened?
Lesson Plan
What Happened?
Help your students' story telling abilities grow with this lesson that helps them recount what happened in a story and has them point out key details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

Who What When Where Why Questions

Who, what, where, when, why -- five little questions that form the basis of any good piece of informational text. If your kid is struggling with nonfiction reading or just paragraph writing, these tests are sure to help. Make sure your student knows why and when to use the famous wh questions in their writing with our collection of drills specially designed for help with wh questions. Once your kid masters it, they’ll be on their way to non-fiction know-how.
Curiosity is a fantastic foundation for learning which drives students to figure out how things work and interact with each other. In order to give their questions a voice, they need to understand the words that give questions their meaning. Who, what, when, where, why, and how, sometimes referred to as the five w’s and how or sometimes 5W1H words, form the basis for how they can ask questions and approach information in a way that maximizes their comprehension.
When writing, students must provide the reader with the answer to these questions. When reading, they must be able to recognize these answers to truly understand what they’re reading. Explain to your students the meaning of these words:
  • Who is the story or passage about. This refers to the characters or key players in the passage.
  • What is happening in the passage. These are the events that take place.
  • Where are the events taking place. While this is typically geographically, some writers can be more abstract with their setting.
  • When are the events taking place. This can be gleaned by looking for future or past tense verbs.
  • Why are the events taking place. Is there a motivation behind what’s happening or are they simply a series of cause and effect style events?
  • How are the events taking place. In what way have the events or characters actions led to what’s happening in the passage.

A simple exercise to reinforce this concept is to create a table with sections for each ‘w word’ and how. Then, as the student reads the passage, have them fill out the form with the elements that fit in each section. Education.com has provided many worksheets above that students can practice this skill with.