At our school, we use Systematic ELD. One of the functions for beginning and early intermediate learners is to ask and answer questions. To help them, our first grade team created this song to help build background knowledge.
The unit focuses on the 5 Ws but the song can be altered to any question words. As a class, we generate a list of question words. To help, I use the word wall and use the word in a sentence. I let students know that if they can answer me back it is a question. I teach students who have receptive language in English but need help with expressive language so this task is not as easy as it may seem. With lots of practice, students begin to understand and use the language appropriately.
I also like to take a garden glove and attach velcro to each finger. I make and laminate little cards with the questions written on them. We practice together using the words as questions. For students, we ask our nurse or purchase latex gloves (check for allergies first) and write question words with a Sharpie. The students practice with one another using their words in questions. It is always a big hit.
Other ideas for asking questions include playing 20 Questions or making an art craft where you intentionally leave out needed items so that students have to ask you for the items. :)
Happy Teaching and Learning!