Level: minimum high beginner, intermediate maximum
Increase fluency in forming wh questions; increase size of language "chunks" to recall verbatim
Given level-appropriate reading material, the learner will: Model the transformation process, how to use the grammar and vocabulary to make matching questions and answers, for example: The District of Columbia has many cherry trees/What does the District of Columbia have?/What has many cherry trees?/How many cherry trees does the District of Columbia have? Emphasize using the SAME main verb! Nonexample: Where are there many cherry trees?
- Transform declarative sentences into wh questions, using the correct structure for WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, HOW, and including all sentence details.
- Recite resulting wh questions to classmates, pronouncing comprehensibly. Repeat as needed.
- Select classmates to transform the wh questions back into matching declarative sentences.
- Assess correctness of classmates' responses.
- When called on, transform the wh questions formed by other classmates back into the matching declarative sentences, pronouncing comprehensibly and including all details in grammatically correct arrangements.