No, David Activities - Reading Comprehension - Reading Strategies

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1st - 4th, Homeschool
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Make teaching reading skills fun with these engaging and differentiated activities for No, David! by David Shannon! This resource includes NO-PREP graphic organizers covering more than 10 different comprehension skills perfect for centers, assessments or sub-planning.

Your students will love digging deeper into No, David! book while developing their comprehension skills. The activities are open-ended, so they can work at their own level, and you can assess their understanding.

The No, David! activities were also created so your students can reflect that rules are there for a reason, as breaking them can lead to accidents and upsetting others

This is reinforced further by No, David! read-aloud discussion questions for you to use before, during and after reading the book.

Here's what you'll get (find the contents page in the preview!):

  • Asking Questions
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Cause and effect, including games related to the cause and effect in the book.
  • Character traits and analysis, including anchor chart labels.
  • Discussion questions as a list or individual cards.
  • Compare & Contrast; including Venn diagrams
  • Inferring and Predicting; including specific book-related scenarios.
  • Main Idea and Theme; including examples for the book
  • Making Connections (text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world)
  • Point of View of characters, author and narrator
  • Problem and Solution
  • Retelling & Sequencing; including visual images
  • Summarizing
  • Book-related vocabulary activities
  • Wring prompts
  • Book-themed writing paper

Prep is quick and easy... Just print the student pages you need, and you are ready to deliver fun and engaging lessons! All you need to prepare is the book!

These resources are perfect to use for:

  • readers and writers workshops
  • guiding reading
  • literacy centres
  • substitute plans
  • small group instruction
  • independent work


  • This book companion is a supplemental product. You can choose the most relevant pages for your needs and the ability and understanding of your students.
  • The purple text on the ‘Teacher Notes’ pages is specific to the book. These ideas are my interpretation but will give you a head start.
  • The questions and activities are opinion based, so there are NO answer keys. The activities were designed to be open-ended for easy differentiation.
  • Please ask any questions before purchasing.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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