So, what do the 5 Ws mean? The five w questions are essential questions that are asked to learn about a person, event, or text. For example:

  • Who is your hero?
  • If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
  • What’s your favorite food?
  • What genre of films do you like?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • What’s your most minor famous school subject?
  • Do you play a musical instrument?

These questions can help you collect crucial information about events and are essential for children to learn. Check out the simple example questions to see how the five w questions work.

  • What is it about?
  • What happened?
  • When did it take place?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why did it happen?

Examples of the5 w questions

When When is dinner? When did they arrive? Where did she leave her shoes?
Where Where did they go on holiday? Where was the fire? Where was the play?
What What did he say? What time is it? What happened yesterday?
Why Why did the tree fall Why was Sarah mad at Sam? Why are the chairs missing?
Who Who was at the door? Who was at the play Who stole the car?
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