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Out of the Book - Comprehension Board Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 27 pages | Years: 2 - 6

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.


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  • 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.

  • Angela Beaumont

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

    • 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.

  • 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. Please

    • 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.

  • Anne Gibbons

    This is a great game for teaching comprehension strategies!

    • 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