Quiet Questions

Quiet Questions
Target text


Associate the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q with the /kw/ sounds as in quail, queen, and quick.

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • quiet
  • questions
  • quilt
  • queen
  • quarter
  • quick
  • quack


  • Q survey questions
  • Question and answer chart
  • Writing practice page

The children will answer quiet questions as they practice saying the /kw/ sound in words that start with the letter Q such as quirky, quiet, and questions.

Literacy Activities
Answer Q questions

  • Read the Q Survey Questions to the children, emphasizing the /kw/ sounds in words with the letter Q.
  • Pass out the question and answer charts to the children and have them underline the letter Q throughout the page.
    • Have them produce the /kw/ sound each time they underline a letter.
  • Read the questions again in a quiet whisper and have the children indicate a response for each question by showing thumbs up or thumbs down.
  • Show the children how to mark “yes” and “no” responses in the answer columns.
  • Allow the children to ask each other the survey questions in a quiet voice and help them record their answers on their question and answer chart.
  • Record classroom results for each question on the board and quietly discuss them.

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the letter Q and lowercase letter q on the writing practice page.
  • Have the children produce the /kw/ sounds while writing the letter Q.
  • Allow the children to draw a picture of something that begins with the letter Q in the space below the letters (e.g., queen, quarter, quilt).

SEEL Target Texts

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Q Survey Questions

1. Do you have a quilt?
2. Have you met a queen?
3. Are you quick?
4. Do you have a quarter?
5. Can you quack like a duck?
6. Have you seen a quail?
7. Do you like to be quiet?
8. Have you been in an earthquake?


SEEL At Home

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Associate the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q with the /kw/ sound as in quail, queen, and quick.


  • Q question survey page

Activity: Quiet Questions

  • Read the questions together with your child and have him or her underline the letter Q throughout the survey page.
  • Ask your child to produce the /kw/ sound each time he or she underlines the letter Q.
  • Allow your child to ask the questions to family members or friends.
  • Help your child record responses on the survey page.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.



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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.