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 getting three in a row as they block their opponent’s tokens.
Comprehension Question Cards Aligned to the Sixth-Grade Common Core pg. 7-9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judg-ments.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
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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