Higher Order Thinking Questions | Reading Comprehension

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The Literacy Dive
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
33 pages
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Great resource for involving higher level thinking and metacognitive skills. I like how this is in bookmark format. It would be great is there were larger sizes for teaching in small groups.
So thoughtfully created! Thank you!! Saved me so much time and effort. Kids found this so exciting and engaging!
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There are 9 Question Cards to create a Reading Question Fan that will help get your students thinking deeper and creatively on an independent level! Reading comprehension is the goal! These can be used loosely as task cards or fastened together with a brass clasp to create a fan! Easy to copy, prep and use! This also comes with a Question Fan Mat where your students can write in boxes to respond to each reading response task or kids can use sticky notes to share their thinking! Help grow student thinking with these Question Fans!

No need for the print version? You can find the DIGITAL VERSION here!

Categories include:

  • Plot Structure
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Problem
  • New Vocabulary
  • Summary
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Reflection

Other Engaging Resources:

Reading Skills and Strategies Graphic Organizers

Interactive Reading Notebook Flaps

Reading Response Rings

Reading Response Bookmarks

Total Pages
33 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).


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