Quick Quiet Questions

Objective

Recognize and produce the /q/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /q/. 

Lesson Plan

See More

Target Words:

  • quiet
  • questions
  • quick
  • queen

Materials:

  • Question page (see below)
  • Clipboards and pencils
  • Whiteboard with questions written on it 

Overview
The children will ask and answer questions in quiet voices as they listen for words that begin with the /kw/ sound, such as quilt, queen, quick, quiet, and quarter

Practice the skill within an activity
Quickly ask questions with a quiet voice 

  • Give each child a question page (see below), a clipboard, and a pencil, and review the questions, pointing out the /kw/ sound words (e.g., quilt, queen). 
  • Show the children how to ask a question quietly and how to record results by circling yes or no on their question page. 
  • Have one adult lead a group of 4–5 children.
  • Each group will move around the school looking for people to question (e.g., office secretary, lunch ladies, librarian, janitor).
  • When you find someone to ask questions, have each child quietly ask a question (with support as needed) and record the results on his or her question page.
  • Go back to the room and quietly discuss the results of the questions.

Apply the skill 
Identify words that start with the target letter 

  • Discuss the results from the questions with the children (e.g., “How many people had a quilt?”).
  • Assist the children in identifying which words in the survey questions begin with the /kw/ sound. 

Printouts

SEEL At Home

See More
Print

Objective 
Recognize and produce the /kw/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /kw/.

Materials 

  • Quiet Questions Survey (see below)

Activity: Quiet Questions 

  • Ask your child to tell you what a quiet question is (e.g., asking a question in a quiet voice).
  • Have your child go around the house and ask everyone who is home a quiet question (if just you and your child are home, take turns asking each other questions).
  • After your child asks a question (with support as needed), have him or her circle the answer on the survey. 
  • After your child asks all of the quiet questions, make a list of questions that were answered "yes" and a list of questions that were answered "no" on the back of the survey.
  • Read each list of questions and have your child quack like a duck when he or she hears a word that begins with the /kw/ sound.
     

Questions

Standards

See More

http://education.byu.edu/seel/library/