I developed these 30 cards out of a problem with my small-group academic support students. As they get older, and the books get longer, the students seem to be completing their silent reading of the same text at very different times in the instructional period. I suspect there is some “pretend” reading here as well, but what to do when you hear, “I’m done”? (By the way, Kid: cake is done, you are finished.) Trying to kill two birds with one stone, I based these cards heavily on the Common Core literacy and informational text standards for grades 3-5, but also including types of questioning from the PARCC and others that I simply like. Not all the CCCS were used, as I was targeting guided reading groups. I shuffle through them, pulling out a few that will match with what we are reading that session. I can send those cards off with the students who claim they are finished to discuss the book out of earshot of the students who are still reading, or hand each of them a different card to write about their reading in their reader’s notebook. I photocopy the literacy cards on one color of cardstock, and the informational cards on a different color. You will notice some overlap, as I felt some could be used with either genre. I’ve added blank cards for your use as well.