Reading Skills Sequence for Upper Grades

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
2 pages


By popular demand, this freebie includes the sequence in which I teach basic reading skills as well as specific reading comprehension skills in the upper grades.

The document includes clickable links to my blog posts and resources which cover these topics.

Please consider this document as a recommendation and a starting point for creating your own sequence for teaching these crucial skills. Standards, schedules, and subject-area requirements vary. Enjoy!

Grades 2+ for Basic Reading Skills Recommendations
Grades 4+ for Comprehension Skills Recommendations

Read more about this document on my blog!

The following resources are referenced in this outline:

Basic Reading Skills
Reading Skills Task Card Bundle (Includes the following task cards: Fact and Opinion, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Sequencing, Main Idea, Inference, Author's Purpose)
Point of View Task Cards
Restating the Question Task Cards
Inference Riddles
Sequencing Project
Inference Project

Comprehension Skills
Reading Comprehension Bundle (Includes the following task cards: Understanding Key Details Fiction and Nonfiction, Fiction and Informational Text Comprehension Task Cards)
Advanced Reading Skills Task Card Bundle(Includes the following Task Cards: Theme Vs. Main Idea, Summarizing & Paraphrasing, Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts, Comparing Texts on the Same Topic, Informational Text Structures)
Character Study Task Card Bundle
Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
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