Comprehension Questions for Fiction - 60 Critical Thinking Cards

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Fiction Critical Thinking Comprehension Question Cards.

Critical thinking discussion questions that apply to ANY fiction—short story, picture story, novel, fable—even a single chapter from a novel will help your students thinking and discussing at a higher level all year.

Uses:
1. Lesson planning, to plan questioning strategies.
2. Instruction. Keep a set near your gathering areas-the carpet, the guided reading table, on your Elmo cart.
3. In learning stations for students to use.

The cards are divided into the following sets:

Setting – 12 cards
Characters – 12 cards
Plot – 12 cards
Theme – 12 cards
Poetry – 12 cards

By dividing the cards into the basic elements of fiction, you can use each set of cards with a lesson on that topic. By the time you have taught each of the elements, students will have used all the cards and will have the much needed practice of critically thinking about and discussing fiction. You’ll be able to use these cards all year long. As a bonus, the genre of poetry is included!

Critical Thinking

Each section of cards has twelve (12) questions, ranging from basic knowledge and comprehension all the way up to synthesis and evaluation on the Bloom’s taxonomy scale. A note to students on each card reminds them to support their answer with evidence from the text.

Book Clubs / Lit Circles

These cards can easily tie book clubs or lit circle discussions in with your classroom instruction. During book club discussions, simply use the cards for the element you’re working on in class. It’s a great way to extend whole group instruction.

Poetry

Please note that the twelve questions about poetry are very similar to the Poetry Question Stems available separately here.

Literacy Centers

Do you have many literacy stations in your classroom? Best practices tell us that students should never have to wait for a learning activity. Some districts are requiring sixteen learning stations to be available during learning station rotations. These cards can easily be separated into five separate learning stations, keeping your students practicing these important reading expectations many times per year.

CCSS and TEKS

These sixty Fiction Comprehension Critical Thinking Question cards cover the Common Core literature standards from third to fifth grade with respect to setting, characters, plot, theme and poetry. They also cover TEKS student expectations (for Texas teachers) in the same areas.

Other Comprehension Card Resources

Fiction Question Cards
Nonfiction Question Cards
Comprehension Question Cards Bundle


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Other reading comprehension resources:

Story Elements
Text Connections - Paired Reading Selections
Main Idea Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Sequence Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Author’s Purpose Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Inference Story Cards
Cause and Effect Task Cards with Quiz


Reading Comprehension Bundle

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Rose Kasper
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Comprehension Questions for Fiction - 60 Critical Thinking Cards
Comprehension Questions for Fiction - 60 Critical Thinking Cards
Comprehension Questions for Fiction - 60 Critical Thinking Cards
Comprehension Questions for Fiction - 60 Critical Thinking Cards