Generating different Questions

Lesson Plan of Generating Questions

English Grade IV

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Apply acute thoughtful to interrelate with text using intensive reading strategies. (while reading) reading ) to:
·         Generate questions to understand text.

Information for Teachers

·         Remember that questions are not just meant to be answered. They are to be discussed, and that is more important.
Generating different Questions
·         Question Generation is a strategy that assists students with their understanding of text. Students learn to interconnect and answer to questions about circumstances, facts, and ideas while involved in understanding a text.
·         Question Generation supports to increase critical and creative thinking abilities as students learn to ask questions about an assigned text. This technique encourages students to improve life-long learning abilities. Question Generation is bendable and may be personalized to fit countless types of information, and diverse skill-levels. Students may use this approach with the help of an organizer or they may generate questions on their own.
·         This strategy supports teachers as they involve in the following processes:
·             design whole class, small group, or single activities
·             same goals with task apparatuses
·             inspection for comprehension
·             gaining perception about students’ interests
·             scheming homework assignments, and
·             Writing exams.
·         If students are trying to guess the answer of a question, don’t end their discussion by providing the correct answer. For example let them discuss how and when a rainbow is formed instead of quickly giving the scientific explanation.
·         Encourage the students to ask many questions while reading because this is the way they will learn more.
·         There are ‘wh’ questions (what, who, when, where, why, how) or yes or no questions (is it correct? Did it happen?) About the next to fill in any gaps in information.
·         Questions based on facts, having simple straightforward answers are factual questions. What is the name of the author of ‘Pahar aur Gulehri’? Which is the highest mountain in the world?
·         Personal response questions can have different answers. This response depends on the personal experiences preferences, opinions, and values of the person.
·         Which is the best season of the year? Why should we wear uniform to go to school?
·         An inferential question can’t be answered by looking at the text itself, but can be answered by thinking about the information in the text and applying previous knowledge to the question.
·         For example, ‘How do you think little Red Riding Hood felt when she got lost in the woods?’ The answer is not there in the story but the students can put themselves in her situation and imagine how they would feel in a similar situation.

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, textbook, charts

Worm up activity

·         Write some questions on the board, like:
Ø  How are you?
Ø  How is the weather outside?
Ø  How was your day?
Ø  Have you done your homework?
Ø  What is the name of your school?
Ø  In which class do you study?
·         When the students settle down, draw their attention to the board.
·         Ask different students to answer these questions. You will get different responses to different questions and similar responses for some questions.
·         Tell them that asking questions is the technique through which they can learn a lot. Encourage them to ask many questions they can.
·         Briefly recap the 5 “wh” questions and ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions (they begin with helping verbs i.e. can/is/have/do/should.
·         Ask the students to give one or two examples of each.


Activity 1

·         Write the sample text given below on the board or get it photocopied.
·         If the text is photocopied, distribute it to the student’s in groups.
Sample text:
All things bright and beautiful;
All creatures great and small;
Everything has its color;
Almighty Allah made them all.
Red! Blue! Green!
These balloons are beautiful because they have different colors.
A man is selling colorful balloons.
The children are looking at them with interest. It is difficult to choose a balloon because all look beautiful.
Colors make the things beautiful.
We recognize things by their colors.
We know that grass and plants are green.
Our hair is black.
We wear clothes of different colors.
Some school boys wear grey pants as uniform.
We can get colors by mixing different colors.
We mix white and black colors to get grey color.
Mixed colors look more beautiful.
When we mix yellow and red colors, we get orange color.
Sometimes we can’t express the mixed colors exactly and call them light or dark colors.
We can see rainbow after the rain.
Rainbow displays beautiful colors.
It has seven colors: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.
Sample while Reading Questions:
a)      Why are the balloons beautiful?
b)      How do colors make the things look like?
c)       How can we get new colors?
d)      What does a rainbow display?
e)      How many colors are there in a rainbow?
·         Ask one students to come up for reading the text.
·         Ask the whole class to open the text and listen to the students reading, carefully.
·         Tell the students that they can ask relevant questions to understand the text better while the student is reading the text. Ask the student to stop when a student asks a question. Encourage the student, as this will encourage other students to ask questions.
·         Start the session yourself by asking 2 or 3 questions, which should be very simple. This will encourage the students to ask the questions.
·         Encourage the students to ask any questions so that they will develop the habit of asking questions.
·         Ask the students to volunteer to comment on or discuss the questions and then ask the students to resume the reading.
·         Keep this activity going on till the end of the text.

Activity 2

·         This activity may be done as group work.
·         Each group can read the text and make their own list of questions that is then shared in the larger group and the questions are answered or discussed there

Activity 3

·         Conclude the lesson by telling the class that 5 “ws” are the questions which they can ask and they will help them in extracting information from the text.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Conclude the lesson by telling the class that 5 Ws are the questions which they can ask and they will help them in extracting information from the text.


·         Ask the 5 Ws from the students. They already know it.
·         Ask them to make 5 questions with the 5 Ws from the text they have read today and write them in their notebooks.
·         Check their work and appreciate them.

Follow up

·         Choose some text from the textbook and ask the students to generate while reading question from it.

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