This packet is ideal for fiction texts, but there are a number of questions included that can be used for nonfiction texts as well. I chose to create a file folder game, but the questions would be great on popsicle sticks, or could be laminated to pull as an activity during large group times. The possibilities are really endless.
The students in my classroom were doing so well during our literacy centers. They were responding to texts using story maps and were answering basic comprehension questions. I decided it was time to challenge them while still ensuring that I was able to differentiate based on their needs. I wanted to encourage higher order thinking while finding a way for students to enjoy themselves through a game format.
I created this file folder game that asks questions using the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Students are asked to answer the questions and move them over as they answer them leading them to "climb to the top." This is ideal for students to work in pairs or in small groups. Instructions are included to show how I created the file folder.
I find that this only takes a few minutes to set up each day, but the conversations I hear as I walk through my classroom are priceless. My students really enjoy answering these questions! The questions are all color coded to allow for easy set up and differentiation. I am able to think about each of my groups and decide which levels I should choose. The "remembering" level also includes visuals along with the text as an extra support for those students who need it.
I have included:
7 Remembering cards
4 Understanding cards
4 Applying cards
4 Analyzing cards
4 Evaluating cards
2 Creating cards
Total of 25 cards!
Thank you and I hope you enjoy!