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This 34-page resource was designed to be used as a comprehensive lesson on making comments and asking questions. Many of my students have difficulty understanding the difference between comments and questions, knowing when/how to use each, and tailoring comments and questions to the statements made by their conversational partners. They benefit from explicit, repetitive instruction and practice with these skills, often involving modeling and role-play.


This resource can be used to:


• Teach the difference between comments and questions (page 3)

• Identify comments vs. questions (page 4)

• Come up with and learn “happy comments” (pages 5-6)

• Come up with and learn “sad comments” (pages 7-8)

• Come up with and learn “disgusting comments” (pages 9-10)

• Come up with and learn “surprising comments” (pages 11-12)

• List or view comments of each type on one chart (pages 13-14)

• Make comments about happy statements (page 15)

• Ask questions about happy statements (page 16)

• Make comments about sad statements (page 17)

• Ask questions about sad statements (page 18)

• Make comments about disgusting statements (page 19)

• Ask questions about disgusting statements (page 20)

• Make comments about surprising statements (page 21)

• Ask questions about surprising statements (page 22)

• Identify types of statements, make comments, and ask questions given statements of all types (pages 23-32)


At the end of this resource, I have included 20 scenario cards where students need to identify the type of statement, make a comment depending on whether the statement was judged to be happy, sad, disgusting, or surprising, and ask an appropriate on-topic question. Students can practice role-playing by having one student read the statement (using appropriate intonation, facial expressions, body language) and others can make comments or ask questions (also using appropriate intonation, facial expressions, body language).

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