With Common Core, students should be able to answer and ASK questions about a text.
One way I love to teach comprehension in my class is by teaching the kids how to generate their own questions about the text. I tell them that I will choose the 10 best questions and turn it into their reading quiz for that week. They love it because they feel like the teacher. Little do they know that they are reading more closely than ever when trying to create questions.
First, you have to teach them about the types of questions. I use the Bloom's Taxonomy model. Included in this packet is an interactive notebook for teaching the different levels of questions. They lift up the flap and write in the question starters. You may want to focus on one level a week, instead of teaching them all the same day.
The kids refer back to it whenever you want them to generate questions about your weekly story. (I usually have them do it Wednesdays, after a couple days of reading the story to themselves and hearing it read aloud to them).
Also included are 5 sentence starters or frames for every level for your own reference when you are teaching them. I also created posters you can display around your room after a new question level has been taught.
In my classroom, I have a bulletin board where I have all the levels displayed on a big butcher paper staircase. They write their questions and stick it inside their own library pocket that is stapled on our Bloom's bulletin board. You could choose to display their questions or have them turn them in, but I personally like them on display because whenever people walk in, they can take the cards out of someone's library pocket and see all the questions they've made for each story.
I hope you find this useful! Feel free to ask any questions about implementation, or whatever!:) Thank you!