Informational Text Question Cards for Any Text plus Google Digital

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Rachel Lynette
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INFO SPARKS: Here are 47 reading response question cards to help deepen your students’ understanding of informational (nonfiction) text. These cards are aligned to the Common Core and many of the cards will work well for close reading. These cards are meant to be used with books and articles that you provide or that students read independently. Due to the varied nature of informational text, not every card will work with every text, but you should still be able to find plenty of card to use with whatever text you are studying. The questions are also presented in list format for easy reference. The cards address many Common Core Standards, which are listed by grade level in the document.


  • 47 question cards (color or b/w) - Prints 6 to a page
  • Google Slides- Student Version
  • Google Slides- Teacher Version
  • Random Question Selector Video
  • List version
  • Response sheet
  • CCS addressed for grades 3-8 by grade level

* This product can also be used as an Easel Digital Activity.

There are many ways to use these cards. Here some suggestions to try:

  • Use as discussion prompts with small groups.
  • Use as writing prompts for reading journals
  • Use as prompts for pair-share.
  • Use at literacy centers
  • Select one card to use with the document camera for the whole class.
  • Allow students to draw cards randomly as writing or discussion prompts.
  • Use after silent reading or the weekend to discuss what students have been reading independently.
  • Use with Time for Kids or Scholastic News.


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Happy Teaching!

Rachel Lynette

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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.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.


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