Modifying open ended questions involves providing structure to an otherwise abstract task. Sentences starters are a few simple words to start an answer to a more complex question or an open ended question for the student. The cloze format prompts the student to fill in a blank and can also assist in open-ended question responses. Providing visual cues such as numbering lines can also assist the student in organizing his thought process for these higher level thinking responses.
I have a student who is not able to answer Open Ended Questions. He cannot even begin his answer or he will say or write a response that makes no sense. How can I help him with such question prompts?