This fun question marks lesson plan comes with free printables to help your children learn and remember when to use a question mark.
Fun question marks lesson plan with free printables
When lessons are fun, we remember them. That’s why I like to have an interactive, maybe even a silly, component to lessons, especially when I’m introducing a new concept.
Teaching children about aspects of grammar can be very dry. It can be hard to get enthusiastic about commas!
With the help of my Ask Me A Question hat the introduction of question marks will be fun, memorable, and effective.
In this lesson children can:
:: be introduced to question marks: what they look like, when we use them
:: learn about question words, supported by a printable anchor chart poster
:: practice asking and answering questions
:: make and play with an Ask Me A Question hat
:: questions poster printable – see below
:: ‘Ask Me A Question” hat printable – see below
:: sticky tape
Print the Ask Me A Question hat onto card. See below for details of how to get the printable from NurtureStore’s Free Printables Library.
Cut out a second strip of card to make the hat band the right size.
Use sticky tape to fix the hat band in place, making it the right size for your children to wear.
Ta-da! A fabulous Ask Me A Question hat!
Explain to your children that the curly symbol is a question mark, and is used instead of a full stop/period at the end of a question sentence.
Put the hat on your head and invite your children to ask you a question.
Refer to the Question Words anchor chart poster – which you can also print from NurtureStore’s Free Printables Library.
This poster is a supportive visual prompt for children, to help them think of question sentences. It features a range of question words.
See if your children can ask you a question beginning with each of the question words.
You can write a few of the sentences they ask on the board, so they can see how the question is written using a question mark instead of a full stop/period.
I like to flip the questions back to the children too: whatever they ask me, I ask them back.
Then it’s their turn to be in the hot seat.
Invite a child, who you know will be comfortable being the centre of attention for a while, to wear the hat. Have your children ask them more questions, and let the child wearing the hat answer them.
Again, use the Question Words poster as a visual prompt to generate lots of different question sentences.
You can do this as a whole class activity, work in a small group or have your children work in pairs, taking turns to wear the hat and ask / answer questions.
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