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Wh Questions - Who, What, When, Where and Why?

Updated on September 22, 2014

WH Questions


Who? What? When? Where? and Why? Questions

We are currently working on answering these "w" questions in our homeschool. I've found some wonderful resources online from various speech therapy blogs. I particularly like the printable card worksheets that allow you to ask several wh questions quickly at the beginning of the school day. We rarely print them. I like to pull them up on the computer and read them, then move on to the next subject. I've gathered them up here, so you can pull them up quickly too.

Doing this each day at the beginning of school has help my boys improve their ability to respond to questions with detail. You can also read more about the importance of Wh questions and get tips for incorporating them into reading activities from Super Duper Publications.

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WH? Questions In a Jar®
WH? Questions In a Jar®

A jar full of questions to start your school day.


Question Cards - Teaching Kids to Respond to WH Questions

Below are links to question cards which are great resources to quickly incorporate who, what, when, where and why into your homeschool day. Just bring them up and ask your class quickly. No need to print. For struggling learners, it will help to repeat cards several times until they've mastered the questions before moving on. Of course, if the child isn't able to answer, tell them the answer.

WH Questions with Farm Characters

"WH" Questions in the Community Fun Deck Cards - Super Duper Educational Learning Toy for Kids
"WH" Questions in the Community Fun Deck Cards - Super Duper Educational Learning Toy for Kids

Super Duper Publications is the place to go for children who struggle with speech concepts. They have created these fun deck cards to help your learner with Wh Questions. These visual question cards are also available as an iPad app.


Resource Available for Teaching Wh Questions - from

Here are a few additional items that you might find handy for practicing offline. There are a variety of resources for practicing WH questions. Usually they are in the form of cards, and more recently, they've developed iPad apps with visual pictures and questions, similar to the cards. The iPad apps, however, are much less expensive and won't take up space in your home.

Autism and PDD Concepts Lite
Autism and PDD Concepts Lite

A free ap to help your child master WH questions. This isn't the kind of app that kids use independently. It's designed as a resource tool for speech therapists and parents to use as they teach children.

Ask and Answer “WH” Questions Five Card Decks Combo - Super Duper Educational Learning Toy for Kids
Ask and Answer “WH” Questions Five Card Decks Combo - Super Duper Educational Learning Toy for Kids

All five of the Super Duper Publications WH Card Decks for sale as a bundle. We bought these as an iPad app and I find them very helpful.


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WH Questions | Source

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Who, What, When, Where, and Why - from YouTube

YouTube happens to be an amazing resource for homeschooling parents. They have just about anything you wish to teach to kids available quickly and easily. Here I've listed a few of my favorite WH question videos.

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