Title: Writer’s Workshop (Question Marks)
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Objectives: 1) Students will create three questions (written) using question words (who, what, when, where, why, or how)
Procedure (15 min. approx.)
Lesson Intro: When we write, we are telling the reader different things. That is why we use different ending marks, to show a statement, a question, or an exclamation of excitement.
- Saying two sentences: You are coming with me now. Are you coming with me now?
- Ask students which one was a question.
- Changes in voice, for questions (voice goes up)
Explanation: When we write, readers can’t hear our voice. That is why we use different ending marks to show what we could be saying. How could we tell a reader that we’re asking a question?
- Show students the sentences that you wrote on the chart paper. (It is cold today. Is it cold today?)
- Ask them if they can tell which one is a question.
Writing: On chart paper, write I can go home now, and read it aloud.
Is this sentence a question?
Have a volunteer change the words around to ask a question
- Changing word order AND adding punctuation can change it into a question.
5 W-question words: Ask students if they know what they already are. They are ‘asking’ words, or question words.
- WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, (HOW)
- Use these words as a start to your question, and come up with 3 questions.
- Remind students what goes at the beginning of the sentence. At the end?
- Come up with an example on the chart paper.
- Increase number of questions to write (5)Give students a statement and have them change it into a question.