Grade 2 Speaking / Listening - Asking Questions
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Grade 2 Speaking / Listening - Asking Questions

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Students should get in a habit of asking questions. Clarification is sometimes needed by students when they don’t understand. Often, students in second grade may be scared to ask questions. However, the more questions they ask, then the more comfortable they will feel about seeking clarification from their teachers. In this quiz, the students will choose questions to ask teachers for clarification or explanation based on a comment made by the teacher or picture shown to the student.

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1.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“Some animals can fly backwards.”
Which animals can fly backwards?
Do most birds fly fast?
What happens when a fly lands on your arm?
Can humans walk backwards?
Since many students do not know this fact, the students may ask which ones. The hummingbird flies backward.
2.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“There are many different plants in the ocean.”
Is a tree a plant?
Are there more plants in the ocean than on land?
How big is the ocean?
How do you plant a tree?
When a comment is made about many things, a student may want to compare it.
3.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“Seeds usually grow inside most fruits.”
Do you scrape out the seeds of a pumpkin?
What fruit has seeds on the outside?
How do you cut an apple?
How deep in the dirt do you plant seeds?
Students may ask a contrasting question to a statement.
4.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“People will put sugar on a cut.”
How does sugar taste?
What is sugar made of?
Can you eat plain sugar?
Why would you do that?
This would be an unusual statement, so the main question a student would ask is “why.”
5.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“Your left lung is small.”
Why is it so small?
Are mice small?
Do you breathe with your heart?
How much do you weigh?
The student may want to know why one lung is smaller. It is smaller because of the location of the heart.
6.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“The planet Mars is red in color.”
What color is Earth?
What makes Mars red?
Which planet is the coldest?
Where is Venus?
A student may want to know the reason behind something.
7.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“Sharks move all the time.”
Are sharks dangerous?
What kinds of sharks are there?
Do sharks move when they sleep?
Do sharks have sharp teeth?
Students may want to know if this occurs at all times.
8.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“There are 43 frown muscles in your face.”
Do you frown a lot?
Are there less smiling muscles in your face?
When you frown, are you mad?
How many bones are in the body?
A comparison question may be asked by a student.
9.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“Camels have three eyelids.”
Can you ride a camel?
Do camels store water?
What do these eyelids do?
What do you do if you get dirt in your eye?
There is a reason for camels to have so many eyelids. A good question to ask would be about the purpose of these eyelids.
10.
The teacher says the sentence below. What question could you ask?
“Horses usually don’t lay down.”
Why do farmers put their horses in a barn?
Why are barns red?
Do horses sleep standing up?
How big are horses?
After making this statement, a student may want to know if horses never lay down even if they are sleeping.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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