This set of 48 reading response comprehension checks is designed to encourage readers to stop between chapters of a book and analyze information before continuing to the next chapter. Readers take a brief break between chapters to think deeply about what was read without breaking concentration for long periods of time. Research supports this practice, which helps readers improve comprehension and clarify confusing concepts before moving on.
This resource is “Build-A-Booklet” style, which allows teachers to mix and match pages as they would like in order to fit a certain number of chapters and concepts. Each booklet includes a cover page, instructions page, table of contents, and reading comprehension pages. Simply print pages front to back, cut down the center, and staple! A rubric is also included for grading.
This resource can be used to differentiate instruction in the following ways:
1. Vary the length of pages readers are expected to complete.
2. Use with small groups as books or even as individual assessments. Because the checks are relatively quick, learners are able to complete them in a small group setting and may be used to guide discussion.
3. Use as a requirement for literature groups, which may also use their responses to guide discussions when they meet.
4. The use of Chapter Checks encourages independent readers to show their thinking as they read and ensures that reading is taking place.
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