Reading Comprehension Strategies
This document contains a variety of Reading Comprehension activities that can be incorporated into lessons with the Reading Guides as a tool to focus students’ attention on the theme, character and plot development as well as messages and interpretations a reader can derive from a story. The guides can be used in a whole class setting or individually by students as a tool to help students comprehend the essential components of text comprehension and analysis.
Through the use of the Reading Comprehension guides, a teacher can introduce and reinforce themes, characters and applicable issues. As learners listen and follow the teacher’s modeling, each can fill in study guides and write answers to the questions with augmented understanding through examples and reinforcement of reading, literacy and analytical skills. Each activity usually requires approximately 30 minutes. I sometimes divide activities into two or three parts, reviewing new words and vocabulary throughout a few days.
Common Core Based Reading Comprehension Guides include:
- Pre-Reading Guides
Anticipating the Theme
- During Reading Guides
Character Trait / Motivation Analysis
- Post Reading
Reading Assessment Questionnaire
- Literary Term notetaking guides and quizzes