Comprehension Tic Tac Toe is the perfect hands-on game for comprehension practice at the end of any novel! Using Common Core terminology such as theme and character, this game will hold your students’ attention as they answer questions to prove that they have not only comprehended the novel, but that they have also connected to the novel and formed opinions about it.
Game Descriptions and Directions pg. 2-3
Printable “student-friendly “directions sheet can be used to direct this game as a center.
Game Board and Tokens pg. 4-6
This game is designed to be played one-on-one or in teams. After answering a Comprehension Question Card, students will place their token on the game board with the goal of get-ting three in a row as they block their opponent’s tokens.
Comprehension Question Cards Aligned to the Fifth-Grade Common Core pg. 7-9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
More Comprehension Question Cards can be found in 4 End-of-Novel Centers, Games, and Activities.
Blank Question Cards pg. 10
Use these blank cards to create your own questions, or have your students create questions to be used in Comprehension Tic Tac Toe.
Look for 4 End-of-Novel Centers, Games, and Activities
for more centers to be used in conjunction with Comprehension Tic Tac Toe!
By Danielle Vanek
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