‘Wh’ Forms of Questions


Students` learning Outcomes

  • Recognize function of simple “Wh” forms used in questions.

Information for teachers

  • Wh-questions are questions which start with a question-asking word, either a Wh- word (What, when, where, which, who, whose, why) or questions with the word how.
  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook at all the steps where and when it is required.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, chart papers, things in the classroom and textbook


  • Write these ‘Wh’ words on the board and help the students read loudly-(who, what, where, when, why).
  • Help them say the words with a questioning style and gestures.
  • Practice reading so the students start differentiating ‘Wh’ words written on the board.
  • Make questions about the students and the things in the classroom to make the concept easy and clear.


‘Wh’ Forms of Questions

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the following to reinforce the learnt work:
  • Tell ‘Wh’ word with a question.(get all the ‘Wh’ words with correct questions form the class)
  • How do we start and end a question?
  • Ask the students to match the ‘Wh’ words with the rest of the sentence to from questions.
  • Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

‘Wh’ Forms of Questions

Follow up
  • Ask the students to write one question, for each of the ‘wh’ words learnt in their notebooks.
  • Make five groups of the students on each ‘wh’ word (assign one ‘wh’ different word to each group).
  • Provide them chart papers/large size paper.
  • Ask the groups to find questions from their English book, containing the ‘wh’ word and write them in their notebooks.
  • Encourage them to draw a picture for each question.
  • Ask them to check if they name capitalized the first word, and put a question mark at the end of the question.
  • Display the students’` work in the classroom after checking.

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