Asking Good Questions - Students 2


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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: If your friends were talking about a new movie that you had not seen yet, what questions would you ask?

Student Activity Sheet B

Study the comic strips below. Circle the answers that show the characters asking good questions.

Student Activity Sheet C

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. Where did Anya go?

3. What did Anya do at the pumpkin patch?

4. How do you think Anya feels when Ken asks questions on a different topic?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below, circle in purple two nouns that name a person and one noun that names a place. Circle in red two verbs. Underline the compound words. BONUS: Find and cross out the contractions. Write the two words that make up the contraction.



A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence.

A compound word is two words joined together to make a new word with a new meaning.

Example script of asking good questions:
Ken: What did you do yesterday?
Anya: I went on the hayride at the pumpkin patch. Did you go yet?
Ken: I haven’t, but I want to! Was it fun or scary?
Anya: I thought it was fun. Have you ever been on a hayride before?
Ken: No, I have not ever been on the hayride. Were there other things to do?
Anya: They had some other rides, apple bobbing, and crafts to make. I had fun.

Example script of not asking good questions:
Anya: Hi, Ken, how are you today?
Ken: I’m ok.
Anya: Did you go on the hayride at the pumpkin patch yet?
Ken: No. I like video games. Do you like them too?
Anya: Yes, but we were talking about the pumpkin patch, not video games. Have you been to the pumpkin patch before? This was my first time.
Ken: Yes. I like pizza too. It’s my favorite food.

Student Topic Checkout

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. What is a question?

2. Why should you ask questions when you are having a conversation?

3. What are some of the reasons that you would ask a question?

3. Should you ask a question on a topic that is not related to what you are discussing? Why or why not?