Many students with disabilities have trouble answering questions because they don't know what kind of answer they are looking for. Although this is commonly worked on in special education classrooms, having a clue sheet will decrease anxiety and increase comprehension. This clue sheet can be placed in a classroom folder, binder or an agenda. It can even be made into a poster on the wall.
Who? (person, animal, cartoon character, etc.)
When? (time: calendar time, clock time, a year, an era, etc.)
Where? ( place: inside or outside - Examples are in the kitchen, at school, in Florida)
Why? ( because.....)
What is a tricky one. You have to look for other clue words.
What happened to... (event)
What time are we going to... (time)
What will he do to help.... (do... an action/verb)
How is another tricky one. You have to look for other clue words.
How do you.... (list the steps you have to do... actions/verbs)
How many.... (a number)