Reading Comprehension Question Prompts

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K - 2nd
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  1. Whether you practice guided reading, a workshop model, or something in between, building independent readers is no easy task! When you build in consistent and engaging routines, students respond! Starting with these 12 basic comprehension prompts, you'll get your beginning and even struggling reader
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Use these question prompts with any story. Ideal for guided reading as well as building independence with beginning readers in literacy circles, buddy or partner reading, as well as independent reading. Once they learn how to answer these 12 question types, they can begin leading discussions and forming written responses on the included pages. Track student reading progress as well as plan for reading group instruction with the included teacher pages.

Question Prompt Cards for the following questions:
*Who are the characters

*What is the setting

*What is the problem

*What is the solution?

What is the most important part

*Who is the most important character

*What is your favorite part?
*Who is your favorite character?

*What will happen next?

*What are you wondering?

*Retell the story.

*What did you learn?

Each question also has a corresponding written response page with the wording and visual from the discussion cards.

Also included:

2 page student data tracker (I use this to collect data on one student per day in reading group as I listen to them read)

1 page guided reading planner

This resource pairs really nicely with my Sticky Note Reading Comprehension resource and uses the same visuals and prompts. You can find this resource bundled with the corresponding sticky note resource here!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.


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