The 5 Ws and an H is a way of asking questions about a person, place, thing, an event, and a reason.
The Five Ws (or..) What ? Where? When? Who? Why? The image on the next slide gives an example of how we can use this skill.
Reporters use the 5 Ws and the H, all the time to ask questions. These 6 questions are THE most helpful ones to ask yourself when reading. Who What When Where Why How The 5 Ws and the H
Take the time to ask questions, then be sure to make the time to answer them. How this works is when you find a good article or web site, you need to find the answers to the 5 Ws and an H as you read. By doing this, you are pushing yourself to find meaning in the reading and pull out the important information.
While you are looking at the web site, ask yourself the question: Who worked on the web site (authors)? Who is the author talking about or to (if any)? Who is the web site built for? Who … Write your answers down, these will become your notes. WHO
What question was the author answering? What is the the main idea for the article or web site (title)? What new things did you learn? What … Your answers, are the notes that will help you remember what is important. WHAT
When was the web page or article published (updated)? When is the important event happening? When did it happen? When … Your notes will be a study guide, as they are the most important pieces of information. WHEN
Where is the main character or writer from? Where is the action taking place? Where are the headings and titles? Where … WHERE
Why did you select this article or web site? Why is the important event happening Why…. WHY
How did it happen? How did they do that? How did the story end? How … HOW And last, but not least ask questions which contain:
Find the Five Ws and H Read the news article from a school newspaper below. Answer the questions that follow. A Whale of a Time Last year in July a group of students from our class visited the Sunshine Coast in Australia to watch the antics of the mighty humpback whales. We were lucky enough to go out for the day on a whale-watching cruise in the protected waters of Hervey Bay. Our guide told us to watch for the blow, the burst of spray that is often the first sign of a whale sighting. Then Grant Oldham spotted the first whale tail slapping and waving in the waters. Heaving humpback! he shouted while the rest of us gazed spellbound at the pectoral fins in the sea. It was mighty. 1. Who went on the outing? 2. Where did they go? 3. When did they go? 4. Why did they go? 5. What did they do? 6. How did they feel when they saw the humpback whale?
Lets Review By asking questions like a reporter, we can pull the important facts from an article or a web site. By asking questions like a reporter, we can pull the important facts from an article or a web site. The 5 Ws and an H are helpful starting points for your questions. The 5 Ws and an H are helpful starting points for your questions. Your answers become the review (study) notes of the article or web site. Your answers become the review (study) notes of the article or web site. Be sure to reference the article or web site you were looking at for answers. Be sure to reference the article or web site you were looking at for answers. Remember the more you practice the faster and easier this process will become.
Who, where, why, when, what? Now it is your turn Look at the images in the following slides See if you can use the 5ws to come up with questions of your own about what you see.
WHERE is this? WHAT caused it? WHO was affected? WHY are buildings like this? WHEN did it happen?
Who, what, why, where, when?
Who, where, why, when, what?
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