Reading Comprehension Bookmarks With Questions and Thinking Stems

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Have used these - a different bookmark each week - to give the students a specific focus when reading - great!!!!
I use these with independent reading. I use the stems as a basis for my conversation with my students about the book they read.
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Are you looking for another tool to help your students improve their reading comprehension? These 28 reading comprehension bookmarks are a great companion for independent reading, book clubs, or to send home with your students.

Each book mark focuses on a reading skill or strategy.

*This resource also includes a digital reading response journal created in Google Slides for students to respond to the thinking and question stems on the bookmarks.

On the front of each bookmark...

  • Student see a visual that reminds them of the reading skill or strategy
  • There is a short explanation of the reading skill or strategy
  • There is an explanation of how that strategy or skill helps the reader
  • There is a few examples of when students should use that strategy during their independent reading

On the back of each bookmark...

  • Students get a set of thinking stems they can refer to when they are reading at home or during independent reading time
  • Students get a set of question stems they can use during class discussions or parents can use them to discuss books at home with their students

Reading Strategies & Skills Covered:

  • Author's Purpose
  • Background Knowledge
  • Backup and Reread
  • Cause & Effect
  • Characterization
  • Close Reading
  • Compare & Contrast
  • Context Clues
  • Determine Importance
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Facts & Opinions
  • Figurative Language
  • Formulating Questions
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Making Connections
  • Making Inferences
  • Making Predictions
  • Monitor Comprehension
  • Nonfiction Text Features
  • Plot Structure
  • Point of View
  • Sequencing
  • Stop and Jot
  • Summary
  • Synthesizing
  • Theme
  • Using Text Evidence
  • Visualization

Suggested Uses:

  • Give to students as a resource to use during independent reading time.
  • Use during independent reading conferences to remind students what skills and strategies they should focus on.
  • Send home with students as a parent resource. The explanation on the front and the question stems on the back help parents know how to support their students reading at home.
  • Use during parent teacher conferences as a tool to explain reading strategies and skills to parents.
  • Use as a resource during reading strategy groups.

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Total Pages
59 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize 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).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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