Question Cards

  • Situation

    What do you do with a student who continually asks questions unrelated to the topic being discussed? When they are not allowed to ask off topic questions they become upset or angry.

  • Summary

    Use question cards to indicate the number or times the student can ask a question.

  • Definition

    A set of Question Cards is a visual tool to indicate to a student how many turns or times they are able to ask questions during a given period of time.

  • Quick Facts

    • Child's Age: 6-10, 11-13, 14-17, 18+
    • Planning Effort: Low
    • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Pre-requisites

    Understanding of 1:1 correspondence

  • Process

    1. Cut several 3×5 index cards in half.

    2. Put a question mark on each card.

    3. Decide how many question cards that student can have during an activity.

    4. Velcro the cards to the student’s desk.

    5. Teach the student how to use the cards.

    6. Explain that if he/she has a comment or question unrelated to the activity, a question card can be used.

    7. Unrelated comments or questions can be asked as long as the student still has question cards.

    8. Over time the number of cards given during a designated period of time can be decreased.

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