Quick Quiet Questions


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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • quiet
  • questions
  • quick
  • queen


  • Question page 
  • Clipboards and pencils
  • Whiteboard with questions written on it 

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

Literacy Activities
Quickly ask questions with a quiet voice 

  • Give each child a question page, 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.

More Practice 
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. 


SEEL At Home

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


  • Quiet Questions Survey 

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.



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