Reading Comprehension Mini lessons and Activities | Independent Work | Homework

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
Formats Included
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90 pages
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Planning mini-lessons and finding appropriate follow up independent work is time consuming. These reading comprehension strategy mini lessons are Common Core aligned and your students will be engaged with the fun pirate theme! You will save time and frustration with this easy to implement reading comprehension unit.

Included in this 90 page product you will find:

  • Suggested book list
  • Mini lesson plans using a pirate themed book
  • Guided practice to complete together
  • Independent practice sheet.

Concepts covered include:

1. Characteristics/Character Traits

2. Making Inferences

3. Main/Central Idea

4. Making Predictions

5. Non-Fiction Text Features

6. Prefixes and Suffixes

8. Sequencing

9. Synonyms and Antonyms

10. Theme

  • Practice test passage and questions
  • Inference Island board game
  • Synonym/Antonym Guess the Word Game
  • Prefix/Suffix Bingo
  • A fun pirate writing prompt
  • Answer keys


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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