Freebie Friday: 180 Questions and Prompts

First of all friends – TGIF! UGH! Was this week long or what!?! Now onto the freebies! We all know independent work is the backbone of a successful classroom. You need effective ways to keep some of those busy hands entertained and engaged while you work one on one with other students. A few weeks ago a posted about my independent morning routine – my methods of keeping my 6 more academic students academically preoccupied while I run morning group with my students who need a little more attention. Our routine basically consists of writing daily calendar/weather information, correcting a sentence, answering 5 questions, writing a journal, and completing a word sort or puzzle.

I have gotten asked many times which questions I use for the daily questions. I post 5 new prompts each morning in a pocket chart for my students to answer independently in their binder.

I wanted to have a ton of options so I could use new prompts each day and my rigid little buddies couldn’t rely on the super strength of their memories. I also wanted to include a variety of questions that would focus on building receptive and expressive language all while working on that holy grail – answering wh- questions. Back in August I curled up on my couch with a big pile of sentence strips, some fresh sharpies, and a full DVR. I wrote tons and tons of prompts and questions!

I finally typed them up and wanted to share this with you all for today’s freebie! They are typed fairly large in a landscape format so you may be able to just print, cut, and throw in a pocket chart.

I think you could also just post a whole page at a time and rotate pages in a top loading sheet. Dang – why didn’t I think of that sooner – would’ve been easier. These prompts would also work perfectly as social scripts to work on peer responding and conversation skills. Laminate and cut out these prompts and store in a baggie to keep on hand for those pesky few minutes of down time at the end of your direct instruction station, speech therapy session, or classroom transition times.

 

If you download – be a love and leave my some lovely feedback 🙂 

22 Comments

  1. You have the best ideas! You said you just completed a grad class–you should be teaching one! I wish you lived closer..I would love to come and observe your classroom.
    Meg

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  2. Thanks for the freebie!!! As always, I can’t wait to use it with my kiddos! I hope you have a relaxing weekend:)

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  3. You’re amazing! Thank you.

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  4. Thank You! I love your blog and everything you make! You are a genius!

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  5. Agree with Meg – I would too!!! Thanks again Sasha

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  6. Omigosh thank you Meg!! If you ever do some traveling – you are welcome to observe anytime!

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  7. You’re welcome Amy! Glad you like it!

    This weekend has been very relaxing! I was one with my couch all morning yesterday… 🙂

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  8. So happy you like them Erin!

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  9. You are TOO sweet Kennedy!! You are so welcome 🙂

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  10. You’re welcome Kelly! It would be a long way to travel for you haha!

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  11. I absolutely love your site and have been refering to it daily since I discovered it recently. I wish I had found you sooner! I love your creative ideas and organized style. I aspire to have my ideas and classroom as well managed as yours! 🙂 Thanks for the tips and strategies for help students with special needs succeed. I am hoping these communication prompts will challenge both my verbal and non-verbal students. Thanks again and keep up the good work girl!

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    • Ditto!

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  12. Thank you so much Christine! I appreciate the feedback!!

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  13. I love your blog. You have given me so many great ideas for my classroom. I am teaching in a Middle school LIFE skills or functional academic class and your site has been so wonderful in helping me revamp my class to run more efficient.

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  14. Thank you for your comment, Catherine! So glad it had been helpful! Happy revamping 🙂

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  15. These are great! Think these would work with getting Native Spanish Speaking 2nd graders to bridge into the English language?

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  16. YES! I have heard other teachers that use this resource for this.

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  17. Hi, I am Brazilian, thank you for being so generous, it is amazing!

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  18. Thank you!!!!!!

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  19. Thanks so much! What wonderful thought went into all these questions!

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  20. My students love these! I put them in a box and at the end of the day, it was our routine to do “Question Box”. They are simple questions but get the kids to think!

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  21. So happy to hear – love that! Thanks for reading 🙂

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