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Bronwyn Howell

Answering Questions in Complete Sentences

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts

Student Instructions

In a getting-to-know-you exercise at the beginning of the school year, a teacher asked the students to write answers to a few questions: What is your favorite food? What is your favorite color? What kind of pet do you have? Without any further instruction, the answers came back as pizza, pink, and dog. Interestingly, without context, those answers could mean something different than the writer intended. For instance, pizza could be the answer to any number of questions, such as: What did you have for lunch? What food do you hate? What food are you never allowed to eat? For the reasons above it is extremely important to ensure when you answer a question you take the time to find the key words and include these in your answer, and answer in a full sentence. Please watch this clip to understand this process further. https://safeYouTube.net/w/LU7Z Now it is your turn - please click Response and have a go!