Encourage students to think about what has just been read. Whether you are reading a class novel, participating in guided reading or learning about frogs… these question cards will encourage a broad range of thinking skills.
Select the appropriate set of cards for the text that is being read.
These cards are colour coded to make life simpler: green emoji apples for
fiction type texts (16 question cards) or red emoji apples for non-fiction
texts (8 question cards). Black and white versions also included.
Examples for use include:
Select three cards before you read, discuss them as a class and then read the text. Students then answer questions independently in their book. (Black and white versions are good for this! I print a heap out and keep them on hand.)
Each student receives a question which they answer/explain to the rest of the group.
Each pair/small group/table gets a question which they discuss. Share with the rest of class.
Display a focus question on the board that gets asked each time you read a text for that week.
Question cards cover concepts such as connecting to text/self/world and authors intent. 3 colour and 3 black/white A4 pages.