Are your students easily confused when reading texts on their own? Try using these critical thinking questions to scaffold their understanding.
This product contains 20 different discussion task cards, each of which targets a different reading comprehension strategy. You can use them with whole-class reads when students are asked to read a portion of the text independently. They also work well with independent reading programs, including literature circle and book club models.
Older students need scaffolding when reading texts independently, and that scaffolding should come in various forms - not just annotation. When you use these turn-and-talk discussion task cards, you'll get a better idea of what is confusing your students; therefore, you'll be able to help them get back on track and comprehending the text more efficiently.
Reading comprehension strategies targeted in this product include predicting, connecting, summarizing, visualizing, inferring, questioning, analyzing, evaluating, and more.
What are teachers saying about these cards? "I can't believe how well these worked! I had no idea what my students were even confused about until we discussed these questions. The floodgates for discussion opened, and I was able to clarify so much for them."
Looking for additional scaffolding materials to help older students with reading comprehension? You might be interested in these independent reading support materials.
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