Language, Materials

WH Questions with Real Pictures


I work with students ages 3 through 2nd grade. I feel like I target WH questions every single day (probably because I do!). I made these awesome grab and go WH question materials using real pictures. Check it out!


This packet targets who, what, when, and where questions. Each card has 2 picture choices. There are 20 cards for each WH question type.


I also included card deck covers! The symbols on the covers shown below are shown in the upper left corner of every card. The symbols also match the included posters!


I included 2 posters for each question type. One is simple and contains the WH question word, the symbol, and a basic explanation. The more complex poster gives sentence starters and examples of how to answer each question.


Because I am constantly trying to take more (and better) data, I included simple progress monitoring forms for each WH question type.


Once your students demonstrate increased knowledge of each targeted question type, they are ready to move onto the pages shown below. I included 10 of these generalization pages that contain 1 real picture on the top and 4 questions (with the same symbol supports) on the bottom. Slide5

I keep those in the back of my WH Question Interactive Binder.

Click here to check out the product in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. In total, it is 67 pages of awesome, versatile WH question material!

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63 Comment

  1. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    I have to stop reading your blog and looking at your Facebook posts. I want whatever you post about. I should just buy it all and be done with it but then you would make more stuff!

  2. Reply
    Kristi Bumpus
    May 17, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Love this! Thank you for making such great therapy tools!

  3. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    This product is a great tool because the binder rings make it so accessible. These are great for developmentally delayed language kiddos as well as cognitively impaired and autistic. The photographs make the product “real” for the kids, and therefore more engaged. The posters with pics explain the concepts for kids that need visuals. For the therapist that doesn’t always know exactly where she will be doing therapy day to day (outside, picnic table, floor, closet, library,cafeteria…I kid you not), these are great to throw in my bag of tricks when I am being itinerant. Thank you!

  4. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    I love the real pictures for this product. The 2 levels for the question type and answering are awesome! this can be used with a variety of students not only answering wh- questions but using expanded sentences too! Amazing product just like all your others!

  5. Reply
    Jane Trueblood
    May 17, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    I love the organization of these items. I have a lot of things for wh- questions but can’t find them. You know, I have filed them in that place where I will never forget where they are.

  6. Reply
    Karina J.
    May 17, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    I recently purchased this item during the TpT sale and I use it all the time! I especially like the questions visuals with examples on how to respond. Wish there was one for teaching “why” questions as well. This is a great product, thank you!

  7. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Oh my goodness how does it get any better? I can think of million (ok maybe not quite a million) ways to use this with the wide variety of my caseload!

  8. Reply
    Stacey Roth
    May 17, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    This looks perfect for my elementary school students. So many of them need different levels of support than what is included in the products. Thank you for another fantastic resource!

  9. Reply
    Linda Kelly
    May 17, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    I so appreciate the creative and innovative tools SLPs are creating!! I don’t know where you find the time!

  10. Reply
    Sharon S
    May 17, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    This looks like a great product! Photographs vs. line drawings for some of my kiddos will make all the difference – wonderful idea!

  11. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Your products are awesome. I work with ages three through junior high school but the ability levels are varied so this product will be great to use with all of them!

  12. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    I would like it all! To be so organized all the time would be a dream!

  13. Reply
    Kim Bender
    May 17, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    It looks like you’ve done a great job of differentiating the material, nice visual supports, lots of opportunities for guided practice and generalization, and you’ve broken it down nicely for those kids who really need explicit instruction in this skill- it’s going on my wish list for materials I’ll be assembling the summer. Thanks for sharing

  14. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    pick me pick me!!! 😉

  15. Reply
    Shara Barlage Kuehl
    May 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    I would love to win these!!! I love the real pictures and that there are choices!!

  16. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    I think using real photos is a great idea!!!

  17. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    I adore your ideas!! I wish I had the drive to do what you do! Thank you!! 🙂

  18. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    This would be so awesome for my students!

  19. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    I love this for students who don’t grasp the abstractness of drawings – they need photos! So functional.

  20. Reply
    Annie G.
    May 17, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Love this product! I also feel like I work on “wh” questions on a daily basis. Real life pictures make such a huge difference especially when working with my ID students.

    1. Reply
      May 20, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      You win! Send me an email to and I’ll send the product over! Thanks for commenting!

  21. Reply
    Michelle Levan
    May 17, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Awesome set! So quick and functional!

  22. Reply
    Kelly Leis
    May 17, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    So many of my students need help with WH questions. I love the real life pictures, and the progress monitoring is great!

  23. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    I love the real pictures. I find my students respond better to the products I have that have realistic pictures. Also I love the hierarchy of this product, makes it so easy to make wh questions a little more challenging.

  24. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Another amazing product!

  25. Reply
    Mary H
    May 17, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Looks great! I used your interactive wh question binder today. This would be an awesome addition!

  26. Reply
    Maryann Stry
    May 17, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    I love the use of photographs! I think that will make it easier for some children who have difficulty with drawings. The posters are a great idea as well.

  27. Reply
    Breanne Schniers
    May 17, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Love all of your materials!! This would be great for my kiddos struggling with WH questions!☺️?

  28. Reply
    Megan Fitzgerald
    May 17, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    This would be so useful with my kiddos! Such great material!

  29. Reply
    Jenna W
    May 17, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Another great topic/idea! Love this! So many kids need help with questions!

  30. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Love this!

  31. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    I live the sentence starters and the examples for how to answer the questions. I’ve been finding it hard to explain to my kids how to answer “when” questions in particular- these look like they’d be an answer to that problem!

  32. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    I need this. Seriously.

  33. Reply
    Megan Rhode
    May 17, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    I am so impressed with your products, always! Thank you for your willingness and desire to share them!!

  34. Reply
    Ashley B
    May 17, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    I feel like I work on wh questions every day too! Love the real pictures! This would be great to go with your wh interactive books I use a ton.

  35. Reply
    Anu Atluri
    May 17, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    I would love to win this!! You always create the most amazing products Shannon 🙂


  36. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Thank you for all your hard work! This would be so helpful for some of my kiddos who struggle with WH questions.

  37. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 11:48 PM

    I love the real photo component, the organization, and the DATA SHEETS! I hope to win, but if not it’s going on my wish list.

  38. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 11:49 PM

    I love the wh question packet! I just started my externship in a school. I have a few clients that I am working on wh questions with. This resource would be perfect to use with them 🙂

  39. Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 11:58 PM

    Looks great… Love the real pictures!

  40. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    What a great resource! Would love to have this.

  41. Reply
    Heather F.
    May 18, 2016 at 1:10 AM

    This is amazing! I feel like I am constantly working on WH questions. This would be a fantastic resource!!

  42. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    I, like most other SLP’s, am always looking for “wh” question materials. I really like this product. Thanks you for putting together something that will go from a beginning stage to generalization and accompanying data sheets. This really is the whole package.

  43. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 6:51 AM

    This looks amazing! I just started a new clinic job, and a good chunk of my caseload could benefit from this.

  44. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    I am thinking WH questions will make a good SLO with my EC and 4K kids next year!

  45. Reply
    Meagan Lawson
    May 18, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    I love the concept of this product! This looks like such a great way to teach WH- questions, a concepts I am constantly working on with my students!

  46. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    I love the data collection form that you included and the real pictures make the questions so much more engaging!! Great product, as always, and on my wishlist!!

  47. Reply
    Kim Hovey
    May 18, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Thanks for making my life easier with the data collection form, and I love the REAL pictures!

  48. Reply
    The SLT Scrapbook
    May 18, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    I’m always looking for different ways to address wh-questions! These look great and really portable- I love the idea of putting them on a ring binder and using real pictures is awesome! 😀

  49. Reply
    Taryn Light
    May 18, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Pick me! Pick me! I am trying to collect everything you make! You’ve done a great job.

  50. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    I love this! So many of my students have question-based goals. I would be amazing to start the next school year with this product. It gives such a great flow to the different levels kids may be at as well as handy visuals all my students could benefit from.

  51. Reply
    lisa takefman
    May 18, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    excellent time saver!

  52. Reply
    Kari Pascoe
    May 18, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    This is an awesome tool and easy to prepare for use. This is the first time I have had a chance to read your blog, but guarantee I will be returning!! Love the idea of using real pictures and the focused questions with choices are wonderful for those little kiddos who have such a difficult time with the “wh” concept. I also love that this can be used with multiple ability levels! Thank you!!

  53. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Looks fantastic!

  54. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Shannon, all of you products are so thorough and creative. I hope to add this to my collection. My kiddos love your real picture activities.
    Keep on creating and have a relaxing summer!!

  55. Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    I love your materials! You have great ideas!

  56. Reply
    Kristen Wright
    May 18, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Shannon! I love your materials and this is no exception! You rock!

  57. Reply
    Joanna Santos
    May 18, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    I love this! This is awesome for one of my clients who is STRUGGLING with wh- questions.

  58. Reply
    May 19, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Great ideas! How well do the pictures print out? Thanks!

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      May 20, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      They printed really well in my HP printer! I did it at home and thought they looked great!

  59. Reply
    May 21, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    This blog has been wonderful to read during grad school! Would love this packet to add to my toolbox!

  60. Reply
    mindy marfurt
    August 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM

    Shannon, I say this with all sincerity- I hope you and Jenna Rayburn are both getting crazy rich with your speech and language activities! Yours are so relevant and easy to use, and I especially love the ones for the pre-k children. I appreciate how you add easy ways to document progress. Keep em coming’, woman! I’ll keep buying, because your items are a bargain.

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      August 20, 2017 at 11:50 AM

      Hahaha you seriously made my entire day!! Thank you SO much for kind words! They mean more than you could know 🙂 🙂

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