Critical reading comprehension skills are used by completing weekly tasks such as close readings, cloze activities, finding synonyms. Kids answer literal questions, use context clues, and make inferences.
The 36 worksheets are highly engaging and motivating and align with common core standards. The comprehension strategies are appropriate for 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade depending on skill level. The activities are designed to be used on a weekly basis to provide students consistent exposure to effective comprehension strategies throughout the school year. They are great for morning work or reading starters. The close reading passages and stories contain both fiction and nonfiction selections. The cloze reading and synonym finding activities use appropriate grade level high-frequency vocabulary words. Students use skills such as cause and effect, inferences, compare and contrast, problem solving, drawing conclusions, identifying important facts, using context clues, identifying important details. The activities are great for homework, practice, or centers. Full answer keys are included. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource and are easily adaptable to existing lesson plans. The worksheets can be used as a quick comprehension assessment tool for grade 3, grade 4, grade 5 students.
Other effective and motivating comprehension resources are available through Rick's Resources as follows:
Heroes of History Reading Comprehension
Myths and Legends Reading Comprehension
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