3 Ways WH Questions can help with Comprehension

3 ways WH questions can help with reading comprehension

Using WH Questions 

When it comes to helping students with special needs, comprehension is key. Many special education students have difficulty understanding what they read, and this can impact their success in school. That's why using worksheets specifically designed to improve comprehension for WH questions can be so helpful.

In this blog post, we will discuss how these can help students learn to comprehend text better. We will also provide a few examples of comprehension worksheets that you can use in your own classroom!

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1. Using Worksheets to help with WH Questions

WH questions are a great way to help special education students improve their comprehension skills. Asking questions about who, what, where, when, why, and how can help students understand the text better. It also allows them to practice answering questions in a more structured format. Additionally, using these can help you determine if your students are truly comprehending the text or just memorizing it.

If you're looking for some great reading comprehension worksheets to use in your classroom, we've got you covered! Check out our collection of worksheets specifically designed for special education students. These worksheets focus on improving comprehension through various activities and exercises.

You can grab free reading comprehension worksheets by reading my blog post on FREE leveled reading passages here!

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2. Use WH questions as an assessment

WH-questions, or questions that begin with who, what, when, where, why, and how are an effective way to check for understanding. They can also be used as a form of assessment. This type of questioning allows special education students to process information and demonstrate their understanding in a different way. Additionally, it provides teachers with valuable data about student comprehension.

So next time you're looking for a way to assess your special education students' reading comprehension skills, try using some WH-questions! You might just be surprised at the results.

Use digital versions of WH questions:

I'm sure you've used WH-questions before in your classroom. But did you know that they can be especially beneficial for special education students when using digital versions? 

These questions force special education students to process information in a different way. This type of questioning allows them to demonstrate their understanding in a different way than other types of questions. Additionally, it provides teachers with valuable data about student comprehension, so why not use them digitally?  I use WH question Boom cards all the time with my students.   I plan on eventually turning all of my worksheets into boom cards, but for now, I have these!

I am a High School, self-contained Autism teacher from Central New York, who is passionate about individualizing student learning. I am a mommy of three, lover of all things Disney, married to my best friend and addicted to chocolate!! I hope that you find great ideas and inspiration here, so welcome!!

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