Independent Seatwork and Center Activities
Characters, Setting, Retell, Sequencing, and More
These comprehension activities were designed for independent seatwork or to be used during reading centers. I use mine during centers, and my kiddos love it.
I taught my students how to use the comprehension activities during whole group, and then they practiced with independent seatwork. Then I added it to the classroom library as a center activity. Students read a book, and then complete the comprehension sheet. They can draw a picture, add labels, write sentences, or copy the sentence to practice their comprehension skills.
For the little ones who can’t read yet, they learn that reading is using the pictures to tell the story. They can look through a book, read the pictures, and then complete the comprehension activity.
Another option is to have a tub of books or pick a specific book along with one of the comprehension sheets for a center activity.