How well do your students apply their knowledge of story elements such as characters, setting, plot, etc.? Using cootie catchers is a great way to engage students in conversations about the stories they read, and it takes little time! They are also great for a year-round comprehension activity. Simply make these catchers, keep them in a basket, and have them as your go-to for a quick comprehension activity for any read aloud or story they have read as a class. Get them up and engaged in story discussions. The questions on these cootie catchers are perfect for the story of the week or any read aloud. There are four catchers in this set, so you can choose to use just one type to focus on a skill or standard, or mix them up and have students pair with someone who has a different catcher (or color). Using the Quiz-Quiz-Trade* method works well, so students have a wide variety of questions to test their comprehension.
There are four catchers that include:
♦ Questions to analyze the character
♦ Questions to analyze the setting
♦ Questions to analyze the events
♦ Questions to analyze story elements in general
This is a fun way to engage students in conversations about a story and to help them with their comprehension.
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RL3.2, 4.2 & 5.2~Finding the Theme & Message in Literature
RL3.3~Describing Character Traits, Feelings & Motives
RL3.6, 4.6 & 5.6~Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective
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