This is an awesome resource to help foster deeper thinking and reading comprehension. I use these during my guided reading rotations while students are reading a text.
Each student has a set of these cards taped to popsicle sticks in front of them. As we read through a texts students will lift up one of 5 sticks when they have something to say.
Connection- Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World
Question- If they do not understand something, or wonder what is happening
Opinion- Answering another student's question, or something else in the text
Prediction- What they think will happen next in the text
Piggy Back- Add something to what another student says
Simply print on colored paper and tape to sticks, then pass out to all students in your group.