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5 Ws & 1 H Worksheets: Free PDFs for Students

5 Ws and 1 H Worksheets

The 5 Ws & 1 H Worksheets help students identify key details about the topic they’re studying. They also help students gain a deeper understanding of what they’re studying as they sort through and organize the details they use to complete the worksheet.

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    The 5 Ws & 1 H Worksheets are a useful learning tool that helps students identify key details about a topic. As they answer the questions on the worksheet, students learn to quickly and accurately organize the details of a short story, news article, or historical event.

    The 5 Ws and 1 H worksheet Style 1
    Style 1 – 5 Ws & 1 H Worksheet

    The Six Questions on the 5 Ws & 1 H Worksheets

    What exactly are the 5 Ws & 1 H?

    They refer to a series of six questions used to gather information about an event, action, or story. Journalists use this approach to gather the full details of a news story.

    Here are the six questions:

    1. Who was there?
    2. What happened?
    3. When did it happen?
    4. Where did it happen?
    5. Why did it happen?
    6. How did it happen?

    Answering these six simple questions reveals the information students need to develop a good understanding of the details surrounding an event or story.

    5 Ws & 1 H Worksheets Style 2
    Style 2 – 5 Ws & 1 H Worksheet

    5 Reasons to Download the Worksheets

    Here are five reasons to download these worksheets:

    1. Students can choose from three different designs. This gives students more autonomy over their work.
    2. Each of the three designs fits on one page, which saves paper. This is good for the environment and saves money too.
    3. Limited writing space requires students to summarize using their own words. Writing in their own words encourages students to actively engage with the topic they’re learning about.
    4. The pages are visually interesting to look at. Many educational worksheets are boring because they lack visually engaging design elements. These are designed to be engaging.
    5. The design follows the same logical sequence taught in school. In the classroom, students learn the 5 Ws & 1 H in the same order shown on the worksheets. This makes filling out the worksheets easy and reduces learner confusion.
     5 Ws & 1 H Worksheet Style 3
    Style 3 – 5 Ws & 1 H Worksheet

    Download the 5 Ws & 1 H Worksheets Here

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    As shown in the examples above, each worksheet has a black and white version and a color version.

    5 Ws and 1 H Worksheets Style 1
    5 Ws and 1 H Worksheets Style 2
    5 Ws and 1 H Worksheets Style 3

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    I hope you find these worksheets helpful. Please feel free to leave a comment below. Happy learning!