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197+ Best Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

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Look no further for free printable resources to teach children wh questions. The best part of wh questions is you can work on them in the classroom, at home, or even out and about! So, look below for the best wh questions speech therapy activities.

This blog post includes 197+ wh questions ideas that you can use to teach your child or student wh questions, such as using a picture scene, boom cards, question cards, and more!

Type of Question

There are 6 different question word types to practice. 

Here are 6 typical question examples of the different types of wh words.

  • Who is a question about a person. “Who is your teacher?”
  • What is a question about a thing. “What kind of car is that?”
  • When is a question about time. “When is the school play?”
  • Where is a question about a place. “Where is the classroom?”
  • Why is a question about reasons. “Why are you late?”
  • How is a question about method (in what way), degree (to what extent), or condition. “How is your brother doing?”

Easiest Questions

Children typically learn wh questions in order from more concrete questions, such as “what” being the first question to be acquired and then moving on to the “who” and “where” questions. 

The questions “when” and “why” are later developing questions with “why” being the most difficult to learn. 

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How to Teach Question Forms

  • Gather a Baseline: Speech-Language Pathologists will start by getting a baseline of the students verbal skills by testing the child’s ability to answer the different types of questions.
  • Easiest Questions First: A great way to practice is to start with the easiest type of wh question first, which are “what”, “who”, and “where”. Once those are mastered you can then move on to the hardest questions which are “when”, “how” and “why”. 
  • One Question Type at a Time: Try to work on only one question type at a time to help increase exposure on one type of question and to avoid confusion prior to mastery. Be sure to use multiple exposures to similar questions to help the student master each question type. 
  • Use Wh Question Visual Prompts: Using a wh question visual cue can help the child learn the different wh questions and associate a picture with the different definitions. Grab your free wh question visual page here.
  • Modeling Correct Answers: The right way to model correct answers is if you ask your child or student a question and they don’t know the answer, then try modeling the correct answer for them. For example, “What is your middle name?” Modeling – “Your middle name is Edward.” You can then go one step further and ask the child or student the question again to see if they can now give the correct answer. For example, “What is your middle name?” Child – “My middle name is Edward.”
  • Practice with Multiple Resources: It is important to practice wh questions with multiple different resources, such as during a fun boom card game, during a short story, or while watching a short video clip. You want the child or student to be able to answer questions not just using one type of material, but across multiple different resource types. 
  • Practice in Multiple Settings: In addition to the suggestion above it is important to practice in multiple settings as well. So can the student answer “what” questions in the therapy room, in their classroom, on recess, and at home?
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Wh Question Goal Ideas

If a child experiences a language delay and needs special education to work on wh questions here are a few IEP goals for speech pathologists to use when working with a student working on wh questions speech therapy activities. 

  • Story or Reading Comprehension: Given a story, STUDENT will answer WH questions (i.e., who, what, when, where, why, how) with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.
  • Activity or Assignment: Given an activity or assignment, STUDENT will answer WH questions (i.e., who, what, when, where, why, how) about that activity or assignment with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.
  • Discussion or Conversation: Given a classroom discussion or conversation, STUDENT will answer WH questions (i.e., who, what, when, where, why, how) about that discussion or conversation with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

Developmental Goal

The ability to ask and answer questions is a key part of language development and of a child’s typical development. 

Developmental Milestones by Age:

  • 1 – 2 year olds: From the ages of one to two a child can begin to answer “where” questions by pointing to an object. For example, “Where is your teddy bear.” The child can then answer the “where” question by pointing to their teddy bear. 
  • 2 – 3 year olds: In this age group the average child can begin to answer “what” and “where” and “who” questions with more than just pointing. For example, “What animal likes ice?” “A polar bear.” At this age children can also begin to ask these same question types. For example, “Where I going?” (This is my son’s favorite question right now whenever I put on his coat.” – aged 2.10 years old) Although it’s not a complete sentence, the child is appropriately using the “where” question to ask “Where am I going?”. At this age the child is also beginning to express their own wants when asked “what” questions, such as “What do you want for a snack?” the child might respond with, “I want fruit snack”.

SEE ALSO: Wh Questions Free Questions Worksheets

Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

This blog post is perfect for the speech therapists or classroom teachers working on wh-questions with their students and looking for a fun way to keep their students engaged in the lesson. Continue on to find over 197 wh questions speech therapy activities!

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Question Meanings: Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

First, before you begin practicing wh questions with your child or student it would be helpful to print out one of the following wh question visual supports with each question meaning defined along with a picture.

  1. Wh Questions Visual Freebie created by Speech Therapy Store – This massive freebie comes with over 179 questions covering who, what, when, where, why, and how questions. It also includes a visual cue page to help the student learn the different question types and their meanings. This freebie is print friendly as well and digitally interactive. 
  2. WH Question Visual Support – Free Download created by Live Speak Love – Yorktown Therapy Services – This is a simple wh question visual support including “what”, “where”, “who”, and “when”.
  3. Wh-Question Visual Key created by Speech Therapy Spot – Use this visual to assist in comprehension of “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, and “why”.
  4. Rainbow Dots – Wh- Questions Visuals Freebie created by Itty Bitty Speech – If you’re on the hunt for wh question visuals you can hang around your therapy room this is the one for you!
  5. Wh Question Visual Posters Freebie created by Shining in Speech – This would be another perfect one to hang around your therapy room. It includes a picture, definition, plus an example question and answer.

Picture Scene

One favorite way to work on the different question type words is to use a picture scene. 

Start by giving your child or student a picture scene and then have them practice answering different questions about the picture. 

  1. FREEBIE! Winter Vacation! Picture Chat!- Vocabulary, ‘wh’ questions & discussion by Katrina Bevan – This freebie includes a page of language ideas to help promote discussion about the picture scene. Students can look at the items, characters, and events within the picture.
  2. FREEBIE!Valentine’s Day Picture Chat!- Vocabulary, ‘wh’ questions and discussion by Katrina Brevan – This is another freebie with language prompts to have your student practice questions using the picture.
  3. WH Questions with Picture Support by Lingual Logic – Use these free visuals to support your students in creating their own WH questions.
  4. Following Directions & Answering Wh-Questions – Picture Scenes by The Speechie Lady – Here are two summer scenes to use to see if your student can answer the WH questions. You can also use this resources to have your student practice following 1 and 2 step directions.
  5.  FREEBIE! School is out! Picture Chat!- Vocabulary, ‘wh’ questions and  discussion by Katrina Bevan – This picture chat includes prompts to encourage the student to ask and respond to WH questions.
  6.  FREEBIE! Picture Chat: Dance, Dance! – Vocabulary, ‘wh’ questions and  discussion by Katrina Brevan – Use this freebie to encourage a picture chat.  You can use this as a printed or digital version.
  7. FREE! Holiday Themed Simple WH- Questions (with pictures) by Total Language Connections – The TLC Shop – Here are some holiday picture cards with some simple WH- questions. There are 24 cards in this set for free.
  8. Answer WH Questions Using Pictures by Cassandra Crudele – Each picture in this set has 5 questions. You can use this for independent work, or in a group.
  9. Halloween Picture Scene with 50 WH-Questions by Kimiko the SLP – This is a great resource to practice the questions around Halloween.
  10. WH Questions: With a Picture Scene by Speechie Worksheet Station – Use this resource to practice your students’ question answering skills.
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Boom Cards

Boom cards are a great way to keep your students engaged and are perfect for teletherapy lessons. Check out the list of freebies below. 

  1. WH QUESTIONS Boom Cards™ Speech Therapy | Real Photos | Free by Language Speech and Literacy – Here is a free interactive resource for your elementary school students to practice with real photos. 
  2. Silly Scenes – Wh Questions – Associations – Boom Cards Speech Therapy FREEBIE  by Speechy Things – Here is a grab and go activity that you can use with all your students in your caseload. 
  3. WH Questions BOOM Cards™ – Basic Concepts Sample Deck- Free Boom Cards by Speech Your Mind – A free no-print, no-prep activity that you can use with your students. It includes 17 engaging picture cards.
  4. WH QUESTIONS “where” FREEBIE BOOM CARDS {distance learning} by Chalkboard Superhero – This is a great activity to use for distance learning  that is a good way to practice some life skills.
  5. Halloween Boom Cards™ Speech Therapy | WH Questions | Moveable GIFs by Language Speech and Literacy – This halloween based free resource has three interactive circles that match the visuals on each page. They can be used by the teacher or the student!
  6. FREE BOOM Cards WH Questions for Speech Therapy | Grocery Store Theme | Autism by Speak Play Love – Margaret Feldmann – Each free BOOM card has a written question, a large picture aid and a three visual choices all grocery-themed.
  7. FREE Answering Wh- Questions Beach Summer Theme BOOM CARDS™ by Stacy Crouse – Free boom cards answering beach-themed questions. There are 12 cards with visuals to help your students practice.
  8. FREE Spring Wh Questions Boom Cards™ by Speech Brain – This freebie has many great questions to use for Spring.  Perfect for your digital resource.
  9. FREE WH Questions Boom Cards Who, What, Where, When, Why Questions with Visuals by AllDayABA – This resource is a wonderful way to engage your learners. There are 7 cards with 4 responses to choose from.
  10. FREEBIE Wh-Question Mix-Up: Distance Learning Boom Cards by SLP Studio – Use this no prep, no print deck to target answering questions.
  11. FREE Farm Wh- Questions Bingo | Boom Cards™ · NO PRINT PDF for Distance by KO Speechie – target farm-related concepts with this no prep and engaging bingo game that your students will love!
  12. WH Questions FREEBIE-BOOM Cards-Digital Task Cards by the Speech Place Creations – Use these 12 tasks cards to address many topics using the WH questions.
  13. FREE Boom Cards ‘WH’ Questions: Zoo Themed with ASL GIFs by ASL SLP – Zoo-themed pictures to practice your students’ question-answering skills.

Question Cards

Question cards are perfect for a grab-and-go lesson to work on wh questions.

  1. Halloween Wh-Question Cards FREEBIE by TheTalkingOwl – This freebie has 24 wh-questions about Halloween. These can be used to play games or for drill practice!
  2. Monster Themed WH-Question Cards by Schoolhouse Talk – Use this fun resource to practice questions with a cute monster theme.  It includes 24 cards.
  3. Basic WH question Task Cards {FREEBIE} by Speech Rocks – This is a useful basic set of question cards that are perfect for lower level learner needs.
  4. WH Question Cards ~ Comprehension matching activity ~ Freebie by Speech Rocks – 20 pages of color coded visual WH cards. This is a great addition to your collection!
  5. WH Question Prompts – Picture Cards for Language and Writing – Sampler Pack by Creative Learning 4 Kidz – This resource uses real pictures to prompt the student and includes worksheets as well.
  6. Conversation Cards WH-Questions by Amanda Alexandra – These question cards are great for ice breaker activities.
  7. WH-Where Questions Community- Small Task Cards ABLLS-R H25 FREE by Behavior Belle – 30 small tasks cards focusing on “where” questions for the community.
  8. WH Questions: Receptive and Expressive Task Cards FREEBIE by Ms Toni’s Speech Tools – This resource includes identifying questions based on two pictures where the student will focus on those wh- questions.
  9. WH- questions – conversation cards (FREEBIE) by ever elt – help your students practice wh- questions using these conversation cards. You can also use these questions for a game.
  10. Editable WH question Task Cards {FREEBIE} by Speech Rocks – Here are some task cards that you can edit to best fit the needs of your students.
  11. WH Question Cue Cards by Gillian Scandurra – These are great visuals to use while teaching wh- questions.  These can also be used to prompt the student to ask the question.
  12. FREEBIE! WH-Question Cards with real photo’s by Everything Is Speechie TPT – Here are some WH-Question cards with real photos that will help your student master those skills.
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Game Board

Using a game board can be a great way to keep your child or students engaged while working on their wh questions.

  1. FREEBIE Halloween Game Boards NO PREP NO PRINT – Teletherapy by BVG SLP – This freebie has three different game boards related to Halloween for your use. 
  2. wh question winter game board by SLP tools – A fun seasonal game to help reinforce answering wh-questions. 
  3. Story Comprehension Game Board FREEBIE by The Reading Speechie – Use this game board to go along with story books.
  4. Wh question gameboard by Lorrie – Print and laminate this game board so that you can reuse this over and over again.
  5. FREEBIE!! WH-Questions Pizza Party! Game for Speech therapy – 90 questions by Miss V’s Speech World – A fun pizza game to target basic WH questions.
  6. WH Questions Animal Facts Spinner Game Autism Speech ESL by Curriculum For Autism – An easy prep, low ink game for your students to practice their questions with.
  7. Spring wh question game board by SLP Tools – You can use this fun game one-on-one or in a small group.
  8. Monster Madness WH Question FREEBIE by Kay Rose – As your student answers questions, they’ll be able to color in these cute monsters to show their progress.
  9. Gingerbread Man Game Board – WH questions, Story Recall, Predictions by Senada Pelinkovic – A great reinforcement as you read the story in your classroom.
  10. WH- Question Spinner Game by Easy Speechie 123 – Use your own spinner with this game to help your students work on responding to wh questions.

Board Games

Who doesn’t love a fun and engaging board game? Here is a list of board games that are perfect for working on wh questions speech therapy activities.

  1. Free Wh Question Board Game Speech and Language by Susan Berkowitz – Use this fun game board to help your student practice this skill.  A spinner is even provided!
  2. Wh- Questions Board Game by Play-Teach-Learn – A simple game to practice and review Wh-questions.
  3. FREE! All About Me- Board Game by Katrina Bevan – Help your students get to know each other while reinforcing the question skills.
  4. ASL Halloween Board Game by Creative ASL Teaching – enjoy this fun game to engage your students in practicing their language skills.
  5. Holiday habits – board game by Zuzanna Baranowska – Have your students create their own questions while playing this holiday game.
  6. Thanksgiving wh-question board game by SLP Tools – Have your students race to the finish line while reinforcing their question skills.

Picture Choices: Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

Do you have a child or student who would benefit from having picture choices when answering questions? Here is a list of activities with picture choices.

  1. WH Questions with Multiple Choice Picture Answers by The Speech Diaries – After reading a short passage, your students can answer the questions with picture prompts.
  2. Wh- Question Minions by Speech Activities by Miss Chelsea – These picture cards are themed around the movie Despicable Me. Your students are sure to enjoy this!
  3. WH Question Listening Comprehension with Picture Answer Choices FREEBIE by Speech Language Lady – These visual picture cues help students answer the WH questions.
  4. FREE SAMPLE: WHO WHAT WHERE Questions with Picture Choices by Language and Literacy SLP – Have your students respond to questions with 3 picture choices.
  5. Wh- question and answer visuals by ESE AAC – Sentence strips and picture choices in this simple resource help your students respond to questions.
  6. FREE SAMPLE: Answer WHAT DOING Questions with Picture Choices Visual Supports by Language and Literacy SLP – This is a great resource for low-verbal and/or non-verbal students who rely on maximum visual support.
  7. How to Make Ice Cream (“Wh” Questions” Handout) by Special Teacher Cafe – Use this to accompany an ice cream making lesson. 
  8. Free WH Questions for Speech Therapy | Grocery Store Themed | Autism by Speak Play Love – Margaret Feldmann – Use these free grocery themed WH questions as you visually support your students.
  9. WH Questions, “It’s a New Year!” by An Adapted Book AAB – A companion resource for the book that includes 3-4 visual symbols to help the student answer the questions.
  10. WH Questions with Pictures by Speechie Worksheet Station – This is a quick warm-up- activity that can be used in person or for homework.

Target Speech Sounds

Do you have a student who is also working on an articulation sound? If so, here are a few question worksheets that also work on different articulation sounds.

  1. Articulation Story Loaded with “S” Sounds and WH Story Questions by Speech Fun Club – The freebie focuses on the “S” sound while working on responding to WH questions.
  2. FREEBIE Fall/Thanksgiving Sound Loaded Stories for Articulation WH ? ~SH~ by Miss Chris’s Peech Room – This resource focuses on /sh/ in all word positions. It even includes a data sheet for progress monitoring!
  3. FREE Sound Loaded Love Letter for ~R~ with “wh” Questions by Miss Chris’s Peech Room – A data sheet with focus on the /r/ sound in all word positions.
  4. I SPY articulation speech sound images by SLPfriend – Focus on the /r/ blend in all positions as you use this I-SPY Jpeg image. This can be used as a visual support and a virtual background!

Bingo Game

Here is a list of fun bingo games to try! Grab your bingo daubers, dot markers, or bingo chips to mark off your wins.

  1. WH-Questions Bingo Boards by Linda Ko – This bingo game will help maximize language opportunities in a fun way.
  2. Free Conversation Bingo Game – back to school, icebreaker, social skills, speech by Spiffy Speech – Use this freebie to help your student get to know each other better while practicing their Wh-questions. 
  3. Wh- Questions Halloween Bingo by Easy Speechie 123 – A halloween themed game that can be used with 1-4 players.
  4. Wh-questions & past tense verbs Bingo with 5 different cards + Draw Sheet by mkay speaks – Use this fun game to engage your students in answering Wh-questions.
  5. FREEBIE! WH Question Christmas BINGO by RWC with Mrs P – Practice holiday-themed vocabulary while answering questions with these pre-made cards.
  6. WH? Transportation Bingo Freebie by Pleasant Speech – A print and go resource that targets “what” questions about transportation.
  7. FREE Valentine’s Bingo: describing, naming, location concepts, speech therapy by Spiffy Speech – This bingo game is fun, themed game that can be used to practice answering “where” questions.
  8. WH- Question Bingo: What? By Michelle Couch – A great, fun activity to use with a student struggling with WH- questions.
  9. WH Spring Bingo by Chanel Bogany – All of these questions have a spring theme. This is a great way to work on language therapy goals.
  10. Back to School WH Question Bingo by Carrie Manchester – Six bingo cards and draw cards with WH questions to use with common back to school vocabulary.

A Lot of Questions: Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

Are you in need of a lot of questions for multiple practice examples?

Then be sure to check out this list of multiple question packets.

  1. Free Speech Therapy 179+ Wh Question Printable created by Speech Therapy Store – This freebie comes with over 179 questions allowing you to use it for a long time while covering who, what, when, where, why, and how questions. Plus it comes with a visual cue page to help the child or student learn the different question types and their meanings. This freebie is print friendly as well and digitally interactive. 
  2. Wh Questions Autism Worksheets FREE | Freebees Printables for Preschool by Angie S – This resource has 7 pages that can be printed, laminated and used over and over to help students practice Wh questions.
  3. Which Questions | Wh Questions FREE by Angie S – Target the “which” questions with real life photos.
  4. Snowy “WH” Questions by Kristine Lamb – All focused on the theme of snow, this is a fun resource for winter.
  5. FREEBIE Distance Learning Asking & Answering WH Questions by BVG SLP – Asking and answering “when” questions is fun with this resource. 
  6. WH Questions Progress Monitoring Freebie by Tamara Anderson – The student will practice listening comprehension and verbal communication as they practice the skill of responding to WH questions.
  7. Functional WH Questions FREEBIE by Tamara Anderson – Here is a functional WH questions data check that is ready to go.
  8. FREE WH Questions Winter Themed Speech Therapy | Digital and Print by Allison Fors – 20 question strips with a no print option.
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SEE ALSO: 31 Best Wordless Videos for Speech Therapy and Answer Wh Questions [Free Worksheets Included]

Task Cards: Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

Using task cards is another great way to work on wh questions speech therapy activities.

  1. Wh Question Digital Task Cards WHO FREEBIE by Teach Love Autism – No prep, paperless resource that focuses on “who” questions.
  2. WH Questions: Receptive and Expressive Task Cards FREEBIE by Ms Toni’s Speech Tools – These are receptive and expressive task cards that focus on all wh questions.
  3. EasterPeeps Wh question task cards by Jan Oldham – use these for written responses for your students.
  4. Who Is Little Sammy? – “WH” Question Taskcards by The Speechstress – A cute french bulldog dressed up in different costumes helps the student engage in these questions.
  5. What Are You Doing? Present Progressive Task Cards by The Autism Helper – Use this resource for independent, partner or group work to build their skills.
  6. Why Question Foundation Task Cards – FREEBIE by Itty Bitty Speech – Here are 20 task cards with visual choices that target “why” questions.
  7. ABA Task Card Sampler by Creative Learning 4 Kidz – Realistic to everyday life, use these pictures and questions to engage your student.
  8. WH Questions *Animals* by TaDah – 20 “wh” questions with real animal photos.
  9. When Questions Boom Cards – 10 FREE Task Cards for Speech Therapy by Language Playroom – task cards that focus on open-answer “when” questions.

Picture Books

Picture books are a fun way to work on wh questions. Simply look through the picture books together and then ask your child or student questions along the way. 

  1. Adapted Book “Farm Animals” with WH Questions (for special education) by Natasha Boysal from The Resource Teacher – incorporate farm animal facts into your classroom with this free resource.
  2. Goodnight Moon Activities Book Companion by The Speech Connection – Use these WH question cards along with other resources as you use this book in your classroom.
  3. Winter Adapted Book–“Where Is The Hat?” by File Folder Heaven – Use this as an interactive activity in your classroom to practice WH questions.
  4. Fall Speech Therapy Boom Cards: Book Companion “How to Catch a Turkey” by Ausome Speech – This is a great book companion for Thanksgiving.
  5. Where’s My Mummy Book Study Activities by Peachie Speechie – Use the wh questions with picture answers to go along with this great book.
  6. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons: Wh- Questions by J Kelly – Your students will love this book as you ask some great questions.
  7. Room on the Broom Visual Picture Cards by Savvy Speech – These picture cards will help your student respond to questions after reading this book.
  8. Flat Stanley Speech Companion: Wh-Questions and Story Retell Aid by The Nomadic SLP – Use the free worksheet and visual aids to help your student respond to wh- questions.
  9. DISTANCE LEARNING-A camping Spree with Mr. Magee- Speech Therapy Book Companion by SLPactivities – this is perfect for your virtual classroom, or print for in class use.
  10. Click Clack Moo – Book Companion for Speech Therapy StoryWhys – no prep companion book for this fun book.
  11. Sequencing & WH Questions: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Tamara Anderson – A cute book with Wh questions and reinforce your student’s sequencing skills.

Different Activities: Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

Here are a few different activities for working on wh questions speech therapy activities.

  1. Christmas Google Slides for Expanding Sentences | WH Questions | Writing Free by Language Speech and Literacy – Three levels of scaffolding using “who”, “what”, and “where” to expand their words into sentences.
  2. Mixed Wh Questions Game Boom Cards Freebie Speech Therapy No Prep by SLP Madness – A fun Connect 4 Game that your students are sure to love.
  3. SPEECH THERAPY Boom Cards™ ANIMALS: Answering WH- Questions Complete Sentences by Mrs C SLP’s Speech Therapy Games and Activities – If your students like learning about animals, this may be a great resource for you.
  4. FREE No Print Animal Descriptions & Wh Questions by Language Speech and Literacy – More animal related practice!
  5. FREE Farm Wh- Questions Bingo | Boom Cards™ · NO PRINT PDF for Distance Learning by KO Speechie – Here is a no prep and interactive bingo for you to use with your students.
  6. FREEBIE Where is the Polar Bear. Interactive Language Activity. Boom Cards. By Ali’s Adapted Book Corner – An interactive way to practice wh questions and prepositional words as you search for the polar bear.
  7. WH-Questions ESL Practice Lesson by eslconversation – This resource focuses on taking these questions and moving the students into conversational skills.
  8. Lurkey Turkey is Hiding (GREEN SCREEN ACTIVITY) by Speechie Trish – Do you use a green screen in your digital classroom?  If so, here is a fun resource that you can use  to practice “where” questions.
  9. BOOM CARDS™ Tic-Tac-Toe: Thanksgiving Edition (WH Questions & Would You Rather) by SLP on the Charles – Play a round of tic-tac-toe and practice wh questions!
  10. Up The Creek – Jeopardy with WH- questions by Emily Kronick – Playing a game is a way to engage your students while they learn valuable skills.
  11. FREE Halloween WH Questions for Distance and/or Digital Learning NO PREP SLIDES by Ms B SLP – 18 WH questions focused on “who”, “what” and “where”.
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Visual Answer Choices

Here are a few more ideas for using visual answer choices when working on wh questions speech therapy activities.

  1. WH Question Listening Comprehension with Picture Answer Choices FREEBIE by Speech Language Lady – These visual cues will help your student as they practice their comprehension skills.
  2. Wh questions binary choice, Who and What binary choice by SpeechieStar – Here are some visual cues for who and what questions.
  3. Who Questions with Visual Choices (FREE) by Teach Speech 365 – This includes 7 Who question cards with visual responses.
  4. Valentine’s Day Reading Comprehension Books With Visual Choices FREEBIE by Mrs Ps Specialities – Use these picture and visual supports to help your students answer questions.
  5. FREEBIE Wh Questions VISUAL CHOICES Fast Food Restaurant Community Based by Very Visual SLP – 10 wh questions and 10 visual response cards.
  6. Wh- question and answer visuals by ESE AAC – Sentence strips and visual answers are included in this freebie.
  7. FREE SAMPLE: Answer WHAT DOING Questions with Picture Choices Visual Supports by Language and Literacy SLP – This resource will work well for low verbal and/or non-verbal students in your classroom.
  8. FREE Visuals for Weekend Event Retell by Kayla SLP – These visuals help the student achieve success as they answer wh questions.
  9. Who, what, and where questions re: short stories with visual choices! By Jessica Bowers SLP – These visuals include both real photos and clipart. A great resource for working on listening skills!
  10. WHO Questions for Beginners PowerPoint | Green Screen | Virtual by SunnySide Speechie – Your students will get 2 visuals for each question they answer.
  11. Soccer Preschool- Speech & Language Unit by Itty Bitty Speech – A fun soccer unit that includes visual responses for the wh questions.
  12. Let’s Describe It! – Let’s Go to My House! PowerPoint Book – FREEBIE! By Speech Llamas – Use this resource virtually with your student as you help them visually answer questions.

Simple Activity

Here is a great list of simple activities to work on answering questions.

  1. Seesaw Activity: Fall Theme Mixed Wh Questions for Preschool Speech Therapy by Autism Little Learners – Moveable pictures that make digital learning fun! This resource has a variety of simple WH questions to work on.
  2. WH Questions Matching/File Folder Activity by Hansen’s SpEd Tools – Here is a fun cut and paste activity for you students to work on the WH questions.
  3. Pop Questions – Story and WH Questions Activity by Functional ABA – If you use Pop Questions, this will work perfectly in your classroom.
  4. Free Speech and Language Digital Spinners | No Print Teletherapy Activities by Fun in Speech – Spinners are a great way to engage your student while working on valuable speech skills.
  5. FREEBIE Distance Learning Asking & Answering WH Questions by BVG SLP – This creative resource helps your students work on when questions.
  6. FREE Stellaluna Activities Graphic Organizer Comprehension Summarizing Worksheet by Promoting Success – Coloring pages and graphic organizers? Yes, Please! Enjoy this exciting way to practice with your students.
  7. Life Skills Activities Special Education – Special Education Morning Work by Adapting for Autism – Do you use morning work in your classroom?  This includes some WH questions mixed in with other questions.
  8. Silly Scenes – Wh Questions – Associations – Boom Cards Speech Therapy FREEBIE by Speechy Things – A favorite “grab and go” activity. Use this to target “why” questions in your classroom.
  9. Holiday Wh- Question Mini Pack by The Autism Helper – Holiday themed resource with visuals!
  10. Free Speech and Language Digital Spinners SET 2 No Print Teletherapy Activities by Fun in Speech – More free spinners to use with your students.
  11. FREE WH Questions Winter Themed Speech Therapy | Digital and Print by Allison Fors – Looking for more winter themed activities? This one could be perfect!
  12. Simple Wh-Questions (FREEBIE) by Speech Perfect – A great resource for your young learners who need extra practice recognizing the wh questions.

Short Stories

Short stories are a great way to work on comprehension skills by answering comprehension questions.

  1. Short Stories WH Questions for Auditory/Reading Comprehension | FREE Edition by I Heart Communication – Short story with comprehension questions.
  2. Reading Comprehension & “WH” Questions (w/ digital option) Distance Learning by Fun and Learning in English and Spanish – A great resource for asking comprehension questions after a short story.
  3. A-Z Short stories with WH-questions FREE SAMPLE by The Speechie Lady – Each of these stories include visual support for answering questions.
  4. Short Stories and Wh- Questions by SpeechChatter – short stories for St. Patrick’s Day keeps this interesting and fun for your students as you work on wh questions.
  5. Short Stories w/ WH Questions – No Prep – Teletherapy by Schwam Speech – This includes 5 short stories with 3-4 questions to go along with it.
  6. Short Stories for Auditory Memory/WH-Questions by Mel Bell Speech – 6 short stories that can be used for auditory memory as well.
  7. Christmas Short Story with WH-Questions FREEBIE by Kimiko the SLP – Use this Christmas story with hand-drawn images for practicing wh questions.
  8. FREE Fall Non-Fiction Short Stories and Language Activities by Kayla SLP – A great fall themed short story for you to use.
  9. FREE Spring Fictional Short Stories and Language Activities by Kayla SLP – Spring stories that will fit great in your classroom lesson plans.
  10. [FREEBIE] School-Age Short Story Materials: BOOM CARDS + Printables by jenn-slp – Use this short story about a dog to engage your students.

Basic Questions: Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

When looking at typical development in children the basic questions are earlier developing questions, such as “what”, “where”, and “who”.

  1. Basic Concepts – Speech Therapy – Featuring WallyKazam, PJ Masks, & PAW Patrol by HBP Speech – This resource uses some of your students favorite characters to practice answering WH questions.
  2. Halloween Speech Therapy | Expanding Sentences | Real Photos | Digital or Print by Language Speech and Literacy – This resource includes real photos that can be used digitally or through print.
  3. FREE Bees Themed Mini Language Therapy Unit for Speech Therapy by Speechy Musings – This mini unit is all about bees. Your students will learn so much while practicing wh questions.
  4. Christmas Speech Therapy Expanding Sentences | Digital and Print | Free by Language Speech and Literacy – Visuals are included in this great Christmas activity.
  5. Distance Learning: Counting Fish by The Speech Ladder – A cute, digital activity that will have your students counting and answering wh questions.
  6. Basic Concepts – Speech Therapy – Featuring Cars by HBP Speech – Your students will enjoy this resource as they continue to practice their wh questions.
  7. #freebiefriday #slpboomforfree BOOM CARD STORY | Prepositions, Concepts, “WH” Qs by Communicate with Kacie – This free resource is interactive and targets just the right questions.
  8. TAXI CAB Freebie Car Wash Language Lesson Video Companion by Meredith Taylor SLP – Fun videos about transportation that will be sure to hold the attention of your students while helping them reach their language goals.
  9. Basic Concepts – Speech Therapy – Featuring Superheroes & Transformers by HBP Speech – Another resource that will be fun to implement in your classroom.
  10. The Gingerbread Man Reading Comprehension Boom Cards FREEBIE by Speakeasy Speech Pathology – An interactive storybook with who/what/where questions for your students to practice.
  11. CHRISTMAS EDITION Freebie Car Wash Language Lesson Video Companion by Meredith Taylor SLP – A Christmas addition of a previously fun activity.

SEE ALSO: Yes or No Questions for Speech Therapy with Pictures [Freebie Included]

Complex Wh Questions

Complex wh questions can simply be longer wh questions or they can be the more abstract and later developing wh questions, such as “when”, “why”, or “how”.

  1. ESL Wh- Questions in English: DO or BE? A Visual Learner Chart for EFL, ELLs by Talkin’ Town English – Here is a visual chart to help students understand complex rules for questions.
  2. Back to School Open ended WH Questions by Adventures in Speech – A quick, no prep activity for answering open ended questions.
  3. FREE Decodable Passages with Comprehension Questions by Christina Winter – Mrs Winter’s Bliss – Another great resource for more complex questions.
  4. Spring What, Where, When, Why, and How Questions {FREEBIE} by Kristine Lamb – Many when, why, and how questions are included in this freebie.
  5. 5ws (Who what when where why/how) Reading Comprehension Questions by Sassy in 6th – This is a great resource that can be used for many different reading passages.
  6. How to Catch an Elf WHY Questions by Cassidy Merlini – This includes many why questions with visuals.
  7. Early Finishers Activity | Dominoes: Question Words | Freebie by Busy Bee Studio – An extra activity for fast finishers in your classroom. A fun and engaging way to practice answering questions.
  8. Question Card Freebie! {Who, What, Where, When, Why, How} by CampingTeacher – Use these cards for your student to practice creating and answering questions.
  9. Questioning Posters *FREEBIE* by I do We Do You Do – Use these posters in your classroom for easy reference.
  10. Roll and Write: Question Words by Kat Eller – Allow your student to be creative in writing their own questions.
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Social Language: Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

Here are some wh question activities that also help foster social language skills!

  1. Mother’s Day: Speech-language cards freebie, teletherapy. social skills, vocab by Spiffy Speech – Have your students talk about their moms with this free resource.
  2. Let’s Get To Know Each Other – Social Questions by Culturally Speaking SLPs – Open-ended thoughtful questions that will help you get your students talking.
  3. 180 Questions and Prompts to Build Expressive & Receptive Language by The Autism Helper – So many questions and answers that you can use in your classroom.
  4. FREE Camping Themed Mini Language Therapy Unit for Speech Therapy by Speechy Musings – Use the camping theme to help your students work on their social language.
  5. FREE Spring and Summer Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Speech and Language by Kayla SLP – A fun outdoor activity that you can incorporate wh questions with. 

Community Helpers

Community helpers are a great way to teach “who” questions. For example, “who saves people from a fire?” A fireman.

  1. WH Question Community Helper Freebie by Princess Speech – Focus on “what” questions in this community helpers freebie.
  2. FREEBIE: Community Helpers Sample- Digital Activity Pages for Wh- Questions – Focus on “where” and “what” questions through this resource.
  3. Interactive Power Point WH (Who Questions)Community Helpers (ABLLS H28 and G31) by Behavior Belle – Interactive lesson with wh questions.
  4. WH(Who)-Community Helpers Questions Sample Worksheet by Behavior Belle – You can laminate and reuse this resource to practice “who” questions.
  5. Who Questions : Community Helpers by Thee Language Artist – A review sheet with visuals to help your students.
  6. Firefighter as a Community Helper Worksheets for Kids with Autism by The Autism Advocate by Katt Marocik – These are 2 picture based resources focused on simple wh questions.
  7. FREE Community Helper Associations | NO PRINT PDF for Distance Learning by KO Speechie – This is perfect for distance learning. No printing necessary!
  8. Community Helpers Task Card Freebie by Theresa Golem – These cards are excellent for use in community helper units.
  9. Community Helpers: Chefs Bundle Set by Speech Glam – All about chefs and wh questions to practice.
  10. Community Helpers: Mechanics Bundle Set by Speech Glam – Another bundle all about mechanics.

Non-Fiction Texts

Here are a few activities using non-fiction texts to work on wh questions speech therapy activities.

  1. Reading Comprehension Passage – Non-Fiction -Chocolate -Text Dependent Questions by Ms Cottons Corner – A high interest, non-fiction text that you’ll love to use in your classroom.
  2. Reading Comprehension & “WH” Questions (w/ digital option) Distance Learning by Fun and Learning in English and Spanish – Reading passages that will get your student’s interest and help them respond to wh questions.
  3. Mystery Picture | Reading Comprehension | Informational Text | Print & Digital by Custom Classroom by Angela – This can be used in your digital classroom as well!  It includes a fun way for your students to self-check their answers to the wh questions.
  4. Nonfiction Text Features: FREE Task Cards in Printable and Digital Formats by Deb Hanson – Use these nonfiction task cards that will help engage your students.
  5. Nonfiction Text Features Identification – Butterfly Life Cycle by School and the City – Learn about the butterfly cycle in this nonfiction text.
  6. Nonfiction Reading Passage FREE by The Brighter Rewriter – This would be great for use around Halloween.
  7. Reindeer Freebie | Differentiated Texts | Close Reading by Sunny and Bright in Primary – An interesting read about antlers.  This could be a great addition to Christmas and Winter themes.
  8. Free Earth Day Reading Comprehension – Daily Text Evidence Practice + Digital by Mrs Thompson’s Treasures – You can use this in your digital classroom as well. These passages are short and engaging.
  9. Teachers Occupation Nonfiction Reading Response Digital and Print Activities by Every Day Classroom Staples – Another resource that can be used in your digital classroom as your students learn about occupations.

In Conclusion: Wh Questions Speech Therapy Activities

The next step is to continue to work on your child or student’s expressive language skills by picking a type of wh question and working on those specific questions during a speech therapy session. 

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