Teaching Resource

Out of the Book - Comprehension Board Game

PDF | 27 pages|Grades: 2 - 6 | Starter Sheet

A fun comprehension strategy board game for students to play during literacy rotations.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom during literacy rotations to reinforce and develop reading and comprehension strategies.

Students work their way towards the finish line by reading small passages from a variety of Strategy Cards and answering multiple choice comprehension questions. The first student to reach the finish is the winner!

Each Strategy and Pop Quiz card have the answer on the back for students to refer to when playing.

This resource includes:

  • 1 Out of the Book Comprehension Board Game
  • 88 comprehension strategy cards
  • 12 Pop Quiz cards
  • 1 instruction page.

Print and laminate the Out of the Book Comprehension Board Game and instruction page. Print each Strategy Card and Pop Quiz card. Cut out the cards, fold in half, creating a front and a back, then laminate each card to create a class set. Store in a zip-lock bag for easy access and use during literacy group activities.

This board game includes comprehension cards for the following strategies:

  • predicting
  • making connections
  • author’s purpose
  • finding the main idea
  • sequencing
  • cause and effect
  • making inferences
  • summarising
  • fact and opinion
  • recalling facts and details
  • compare and contrast.

A black and white version of this resource is also available.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Angela Beaumont

This looks great am looking forward to putting together and using in my classroom. Thank you.

Angela Beaumont · Sep 11th, 2017

Victoria (Teach Starter)

Hi Angela,
Thank you for your positive comment!
We hope your students enjoy using this resource in the classroom.
Kind regards,

Victoria (Teach Starter) · Sep 11th, 2017

Danielle Staltari

Can this be changed so the pages can be printed on both sides to avoid all the extra cutting and gluing and laminating of the cards?

That way they can be printed back to front laminated and cut.

Danielle Staltari · Aug 9th, 2017

Victoria (Teach Starter)

Hi Danielle,
Thank you for your suggestion.
As all printers are different and we can not guarantee that the pages will align correctly, at this point in time we are unable to change this resource so that the pages can be printed on both sides. For this reason, we have tried to make it easier for our members so that the cards can be printed, cut out, folded and then laminated as one card.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected].
We hope your students enjoy playing this game in the classroom.
Kind regards,

Victoria (Teach Starter) · Aug 14th, 2017

Ash Morris

Hi Danielle,

The easiest way I found was to leave out the answer side of the car and just simply write the answer on the back of the question card. No folding necessary.

Ash Morris · Dec 8th, 2017

Anne Gibbons

This is a great game for teaching comprehension strategies!

Anne Gibbons · Apr 11th, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

Thanks for your lovely comment Anne. We are glad you find this game useful for teaching comprehension strategies to your students.
Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 19th, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Spelling error - 'species' corrected.

    Fix by Kristian Dec 8th, 2019

  • A few spelling errors have been fixed on some of the comprehension question cards.

    Fix by Victoria (Teach Starter) Nov 28th, 2017

  • A black and white version of this resource is now available. Use the drop-down menu to select 'colour' or 'black and white' when downloading.

    Addition by Victoria (Teach Starter) Apr 4th, 2017

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