Teaching Resource

Comprehension Keys Board Game

PDF | 4 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 by answering a range of text-related questions on the game board and by collecting and answering as many comprehension ‘key’ cards. The student with the most amount of comprehension ‘keys’ at the end of the game is the winner!

As the questions in the game are open-ended for any text, answers have not been provided.

This resource includes:

  • 1  Comprehension Keys Board Game
  • 11 comprehension ‘key’ cards
  • 3 ‘Free Key!’ cards
  • 2 blank ‘key’ cards
  • 1 instruction page.

Print and laminate the Comprehension Keys Board Game and instruction page. Print each comprehension ‘key’ card then cut out the cards, fold them in half, creating a front and a back, and 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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Lezanne Rademeyer

Great idea! Just so you’re aware there is a spelling mistake (‘opinion’ is spelt ‘opinion’ on game board) 🙂

Lezanne Rademeyer · Jul 17th, 2017

Lezanne Rademeyer


Lezanne Rademeyer · Jul 17th, 2017

Victoria (Teach Starter)

Hi Lezanne,
Thank you for your positive comment!
The error has been fixed and the updated version is now available for you to download.
We hope your students enjoy using this resource in the classroom.
Kind regards,

Victoria (Teach Starter) · Jul 18th, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Typo fixed on the game board.

    Fix by Victoria (Teach Starter) Jul 17th, 2017

  • Spelling error fixed on the Instructions page.

    Fix by Victoria (Teach Starter) Jul 9th, 2017

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