These NO PREP packets are great for increasing independence using reading comprehension strategies for older students.
I use the read, highlight, write strategy during guiding reading and independent work time. With students of all ages but especially some of my older students, this allows students to increase recall and work on strategies they can use during testing and for independent reading throughout their entire life. This strategy helps their mind locate and recall the main details of a text and turn those main details into a written response answer.
These packets are placed in my student's independent work stations so that they can practice these skills outside of guided reading group instruction. These packets include both fiction and nonfiction texts and help build scaffolded study skills and reading comprehension strategies for students while utilizing grade level content.