Banish tedious comprehension questions! These pages ask students to THINK about their answers, instead of simply looking up the answers in their book.
Students learn about different Reading and Comprehension strategies, and then apply these strategies to their reading.
One of the great things about this package is that it can be done as a class or independently. I like to have my students work on the package independently, so I can differentiate my instruction and work with small groups of students struggling with specific reading strategies.
This creative and engaging package includes the following:
•Reading and Comprehension Strategy Notes: A page of notes on the different types of Reading and Comprehension strategies is included. This package includes a complete teacher version and a fill in the blank student version.
•Question Stems: A full page of information on the three different levels of questions is included. Level one questions ask students to think and search. These type of questions can be answered by looking directly at the text. Level two questions ask students to go beyond answers they find in the text, and asks them to think about what the author wants them to believe. Level three questions ask students to examine their own thinking. Answers for these types of questions cannot be found in the text, and relate to directly to the students own thinking. Different question stem examples are provided for each level of questioning. Students refer back to this page of information throughout the unit, as they are asked to create and answer their own questions using each of the different question levels.
•Reading and Comprehension Strategy Based Novel Study Package: A collection of handouts relating to each chapter of the novel. These handouts include a variety of Reading Strategy and Comprehension Strategy based questions, and require students to really THINK about the reading. Students are asked to make predictions, inferences, and connections (text to self, text to world, and text to text). Students are asked to visualize, through words and illustrations. Students are asked to analyze quotes from the novel, and evaluate the novel as a whole. Activities relating to summarizing, synthesizing, and questioning are also included.