Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: RI.2.1
When we start writing about any event we urge students to cover the who, what, where, why, and how of the event. This instantly helps the reader get a handle on the situation at hand and the context. Most news editors often search for these things within every piece that comes across their desk. Most people when first learning about an event taking place will want to know about who, what, where, and when of the event. If the action holds a good level of significance for the individual they will eventually try to understand why or how this event was able to take place and the motivation behind it. The additional details of any report will also stress quantity (how much) and quality (how well). These super worksheets help students work into the process of reporting events and relatively important news.
Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How Worksheets:
Mosquitoes - There
is more to them than meets the eye. Use the paragraphs above to determine the important details and main idea.
Fossil Hunting - Sharon's
neighborhood is filled with fossils. Use the information from the paragraphs to answer the questions that are presented.
Going Camping - Jay
is an avid fan of camping. His friends, not so much... You will practice identifying the important points from this story.
Hurricane Danny -
There have been reports of a major storm headed Danny's way. Read the story and share your thoughts.
Lost and Found -
Everyone panics when they lose something. See how Jamie approaches this.
Watch - Amber's best friend had given her a watch as a present.
Amber really liked the watch and wore it every day and wherever she
- Harold's family was taking their usual road trip to see his grandparents
- Makayla was so excited to get her new bike. She had wanted a bike
for a long time since all of her friends in her neighborhood had one.
Stars - Robert's father was a scientist that studied space and
stars. This story looks at one night in their lives.
- Over the last few weeks, many of the students in Mr. Rock's class
have been getting sick.
- Tommy was a little preschooler who loved to play outside. His
big brother and sister had been telling him all about the winter season.
- Sammy had studied as hard as he could for his Math test. Since
preschool, Sammy loved math.
The Big Move
- Shane's father was in the Air Force. Shane had been living in
the U.S. all his life. His family had to move a lot because of his
Birthday Cake - Jared wanted to bake a cake for his mom's birthday.
He had never made a cake before, but he wanted to surprise her.
New Family Member - It was almost time for Kira's baby brother
to be born. She was very excited to become a big sister and was looking forward to meeting him for the first time.
How to Report Any Event (Tell the Reader: the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How)
A report is a concise piece of writing that contains details about the event. Here are some ways to help you with report writing:
Describe the sequence of the event
A good report always describes the events that took place in a sequence. Your report should also be well-structured and should contain a proper sequence of the event. Start from the thing that happened first. Make sure that you do not mention the unnecessary details such as the invitation process. Just start the report from the most important details in a sequence. This part of the report answers the what, where, and when questions. Mention the details like what the event was about. Now, mention where the event took place. Include all the important details about the venue. You can also mention the reason why this venue was chosen. Another question to answer in this part is when did the event take place? You can mention the date and timing of the event. You can also include any certain reasons as to why the event took place at that particular date and time.
Describe the significance of the event
In this part of the report, you tell the readers why this event happened. What significance did it hold? How it affected people? What was the reason behind it? You mention all these details and let the readers know the exact importance of the event. You can also include the views of others regarding the event.
Include your own analysis and recommendations
Once you have mentioned all the important details of the event, it is time to conclude by giving your own analysis. You can write your own thoughts about it and add some further recommendations as well.