Blanks Questions – No Roses for Harry



Practical resources for Speech and Language Therapy. I love using books in therapy sessions with my clients and I’m sure you do too. Using books provides an endless array of content on which to build your therapy. Having a structure on which to build this therapy makes your life easier. That is why we have developed our Blanks Questions series.

Marion Blank devised a four-level system of questioning for oral language development aimed at children in the early years. She acknowledged the importance of keeping questions within a child’s level of understanding so that while they can be challenged they are not overwhelmed.

Blank’s questions are a list of different types of questions, from easy to more difficult, which help children’s learning by encouraging them to:. •
Observe and discuss objects and events that go on in the world around them. •
Classify and categorise objects or events (e.g. banana/apple/pear = fruit). •
Think about and talk about why events happened. •
Problem solve difficult situations and possible solutions. •
Make deductions or inferences.

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Additional information


Oral Communication

Grade Levels


Resource type

Lesson Plans (Individual)

File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

File Size

2 MB, 10 pages


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