Answering Questions With POQ
Have you heard of POQ? It stands for “part of question.” I teach my speech and language students to always use POQ when writing or verbally answering questions.
Benefits of POQ:
- Expands utterances of responses
- Helps students heard wording from questions again
- Way of checking for clarification
- Gives students time to process without forgetting the question asked
- Gives students a natural prompt
How do I teach it? I use index cards for readers and picture symbols for non-readers. I make visuals with the questions and answers. I color code to show which part remains and which parts is only the question or only the answer. Look below at the picture of my index cards.
Here is an example of how I taught my 5 year old student to cover up part of the question to prompt himself to give the answer with an entire sentence using my McDonalds French Fries Drilling Activity:
Now it is time to practice! Grab any wh- question game or activity and you are ready to practice using POQ! Working on written expression? I like to start with pictures with questions to write answers using POQ. See below one example of these worksheets.
You can access this freebie worksheet I used by clicking HERE!
Do you use POQ? How do you teach it? What impact has it made in your therapy rooms?!
Miss Speechie, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and author of the blog Speech Time Fun. She currently works with elementary students and private clients in a home care setting. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and TeacherspayTeachers.