· read and comprehend simple texts by answering ‘wh’ questions.
1. Print out 2 or 3 story posters.
2. Print enough question sheets for one per child either multiple choice or full sentence answer depending on the level of the students.
1. Stick the story posters to the wall at accessible points inside or just outside the classroom.
2. Hand out one question sheet per pupil.
3. Children run to the story posters to find the answers they need to complete their questions. They then run back to their desks to write the answers on their sheets.
4. Children must leave the question sheets at their desks and not take them to the posters.
The teacher can ask personalised ‘wh’ questions about the pupils. ‘wh’ questions could also be asked about their mothers/fathers/sisters/brothers or about occupations/ambitions, for example What do you want to be when you grow up?
This activity can be carried out in pairs with one runner and one writer, or with both children running and writing in turn.
Use the multiple choice question sheet for the weaker students and the full sentence sheet for the stronger ones.