This reading comprehension guide for the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, uses these four during-reading strategies to monitor comprehension:
- Activating prior knowledge
- Identifying main ideas
Additionally, the comprehension guide asks students to identify a theme in their reading, using text-based evidence and a citation. These guides could be used for in-class reading, partner reading, or independent reading. Stretch students' understanding during discussion with these guides as a starting point, or identify reading difficulties at different points of the novel.