Are you TIRED of coming up with clever reading comprehension questions? Use the 68 Question Stems to help you quickly create a quiz for any informational or literary reading passage!
Purchasing the full PDF document will give you 68 question stems under the categories of Author's Purpose, Cause/Effect and Compare/Contrast, Inferencing, Literary Analysis, Main Idea, Text Features, Organizational Pattern, and Vocabulary/Word Relationships. These question starters will help you to quickly create reading comprehension quizzes for informational or literary reading passages. I have provided a sample question stem from each category.
Note to teacher: Laminating these questions stems on two pages (front and back) is an easy way to create a quick reference guide for spontaneous comprehension checks in the classroom!
1.The author of this passage would mostly likely make a statement that...
CAUSE OR EFFECT/ COMPARE AND CONTRAST
1.According to the passage, what is one reason ...?
1.Based on the introductory paragraph, what can the reader conclude about ...?
1.Besides the main conflict about ..., what is a sub-conflict in this passage?]
1.The author probably titled the passage ... because...
1.From the pictures and subheadings of this passage, the reader can conclude that...
1.How has the order in which the author arranged this passage help the reader understand...?
1.In the lines above, what does ... reveal about the ...?