WHO knows the WHO words?
For students who might give "bizarre" or "unrelated" answers to questions, teach them to look/listen for key words to tell if the question is asking about people. Includes several mini-lessons, as well as activities for practice/homework/assessment. Coordinates with my activity packet of the same name in TpT. #Who #Questions #people
1. Questions: WHO, knows the WHO words?
2. Questions: WHO?, When someone asks a WHO question, they are asking about a person. There are lots of words that name or describe a person that are key words. They are like a little clue that we are talking about a person or a group of people., key
words, unlock, meaning.
3. Soundboard: People's
Titles, Pronouns, Story
Characters, Table of
Contents, Find the
Key Words, Does it
Who?, Resources, Find/Name
4. Soundboard: When you are born,
your parents give you
a name. Many people
in the United States
have a first, middle,
and last name. Some
people have two
middle names. Usually
our last name tells who
our family is. A person's
name can answer a
WHO question., name, name, names, People's Names
5. Questions: Who has the car keys?, Who is your teacher?, Mrs. Green
is my teacher., John has the keys.
6. Soundboard: Who are
3 students in
your class?, Who is your
best friend?, Who is your
art teacher?, Who are you?
whole name), Menu, Next
7. Questions: The words we use for our family members
also can answer a WHO question., My Family, Family Members, More
8. Puzzle: Who was that
boy I saw you
walking with?, That was my
brother., Who drove you
to school today?, My mother did., Who are those
kids visiting you?, They are my
cousins., Who is Sara?, She's my sister!
9. Questions: Just as family words indicate our relationship with that person, there are other words that tell what kind of relationship we have with other people.
Words like friend, neighbor, or stranger can answer a WHO question.
10. Soundboard: Menu, Next
11. Questions: 1. 2. 3., Who lost the
balloons?, Who's laughing?, That girl., The guy with
the hat., Who got a
ticket?, Some old lady., General Nouns
12. Soundboard: Who goes to school every day?, Words like crowd, customers, helpers, audience, and others refer to groups of people. They all can answer WHO questions. Which of the words below would answer ..., Students., Buses., Cafeteria., Menu, Next
13. Questions: 1. Who teaches you math?
2. Who fixes your car?
3. Who puts out a fire?
4. Who paints your house?, A mechanic., A painter., A teacher., A firefighter., The name of a person's job
can also answer WHO questions., Job Titles
14. Soundboard: Menu, Next
15. Soundboard: There are other words that we use to talk about people. Instead of calling them by their name, or "girl", we can use pronouns., When you talk
you don't call
yourself by your
name. You call
yourself "I" or "me"., When you are
to another person,
you might use
their name once,
but then you call
them "you"., Pronouns, More
16. Soundboard: you
selves, Menu, Next
17. Soundboard: Sometimes when we
read stories about
animals, the animals
act like people. Maybe
they talk, think, or
even wear clothing
and do things people
do. They are called
the story characters., You might hear
the teacher ask,
"Who was that
In this case, the
it is a character., Story Characters
18. Questions: The Tortoise
and the Hare, Puss in Boots, The Little
Red Hen, Peter
19. Soundboard: Time to
Show What You Know!, Menu, Begin, Exit
20. Questions: 2. I need to call my friend tonight., 3. The crowd cheered wildly at the game., 1. Three days this week Marco was late., Find the Key Word!, Find the key word in each sentence that tells WHO
the sentence is talking about.
21. Questions: 4. She ate all the chocolate chip cookies., 6. Dad couldn't fix the broken swing., 7. There goes my math teacher., 5. You should look out for cars.
22. Questions: 8. That lady dropped a dollar bill., 9. The soccer team won six games., 10. Those cookies are for us.
23. Soundboard: Menu, Next
24. Questions: 1. Q: Who was laughing?
A: In the car., 2. Q: Who made the bed?
A: Mom did., 3. Q: Who fed the cat dogfood?
A: My little brother., Does it Answer Who?, Below are WHO questions, followed by an answer. You must decide if the answer tells WHO they are talking about. Tap Y/N.
25. Questions: 4. Q: Who hears a dog barking?
A: Chasing a squirrel., 5. Q: Who painted your house?
A: Someone my dad knows., 7. Q: Who wears big shoes?
A: The ants., 6. Q: Who lost their backpack?
A: Because it was late.
26. Questions: 8. Q: Who can we see in the dark?
A: Nobody., 9. Q: Who is going with you?
A: My friends., 10. Q: Who passed the math test?
A: Last Friday.
27. Soundboard: Menu, Next
28. Soundboard: Find/Name That Question!, Note to adults: There are 2 different levels of this activity. Level 1 is for students who are not yet ready to formulate their own Who questions. They are asked to find the question that would go with a given answer. It is called "Find That Question!"
Level 2 is called "Name That Question!" and requires the student to formulate a Who question that might have been asked to elicit the given answer. This is set for them to verbally respond, but you can go into edit and change the response boxes to require a typed response. Remember these responses require students to have clear correct speech or good spelling skills. If you would rather do this as a group activity, just use the visuals and have the students respond to you. You can type them in if desired.
29. Puzzle: Find That Question!, Level
1, Our questions and answers got all mixed up! Can you fix them by sliding the right question to each answer?, Who threw
30. Puzzle: Who
pigs?, Who sat
on a wall?
31. Puzzle: Who
mittens?, Who got
32. Puzzle: Who
33. Puzzle: Who
funny?, Mr. D
funny., I passed
the test., Our
the game., Who
the test?, Who won
34. Soundboard: Menu, Next
35. Text Input: Here are some answers. What do you think the question was? (Here's a trick ... replace the WHO part of the sentence with the actual word who.), The wolf
pigs., The boys
ball., Example: The boys threw the ball., Who. ?, Tap each response box to hear the question and enter your response., Level
2, Name That Question!
36. Text Input: The cow
the moon., Humpty
on a wall., 3 Little
their mittens., Little Bo
Peep lost her
37. Text Input: Mr. D
funny., I passed
the test., That
a ticket., Our team
38. Questions: Resources, 2. Here is an interactive game that can be played from a
computer, mobile device, or interactive whiteboard to work
on the concept of "people". This is one of my apps in the
TinyTap marketplace. Not sure how long it will be free:
www.tinytap.it/activities/gh8r/play/, 3. You can find a text doc of this lesson in my TpT store, MzWeb's World., 1. If a student is still struggling with giving non-people answers to WHO questions, they might not have the underlying concept of what we mean by "people" or "person". This is quite common among students with intellectual disabilities or those on the spectrum. They might benefit from a basic lesson or two in the difference between living and non-living things, then the difference between people and other living things. These are usually covered in early science lessons (around Kdg). Here is a cute Sesame Street video that explains the difference between living and non-living to get you started: www.youtube.com/watch?v=giWqEPNLtBo