Monitoring Comprehension Activities and Reading Passages for Practice

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The no prep reading passages and activities in this resource are specifically designed to give your students practice monitoring comprehension! All of the activities include comprehension mistakes - things that don't make sense given the rest of the context of the passage. Students will love trying to find the mistakes.

These are great texts to help students practice different monitoring comprehension strategies because there are things that actually don't make sense! Students can practice rereading, use their background knowledge, make annotations, ask questions, and more as they find things that don't make sense.

The resource starts easy, with students finding comprehension mistakes in sentences. The activities get increasingly more difficult, with students eventually reading longer reading passages with multiple mistakes. This allows you to scaffold your instruction and easily differentiate.

Included in this monitoring comprehension resource:

  • 3 pages of activities that have students find what doesn't make sense in sentences
  • 3 pages of activities that has students read short stories and find statements that contradict each other
  • 3 cut and paste activities that has students read short stories and sort them based on what doesn't make sense in the passage (focusing more on story elements that don't make sense, like a solution that doesn't fit the problem)
  • 3 longer reading passages that contain multiple comprehension errors, with questions for students to answer
  • a grading rubric and answer key

There are 3 pages for each of the activities, which makes following the “I Do, We Do, You Do” model easy. Or, use these activities for teacher modeling, literacy centers or stations, homework, small group instruction, independent practice, and more in your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom.

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