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120 Comprehension Strategy Question Cards

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40 pages (PDF)|This resource is suitable for Grades: 2 - 7

A set of 120 open-ended question cards to help students apply comprehension strategies when reading.

Using comprehension strategies is an important skill for students.

The activities on these cards can be used with any piece of text that your students may be reading.

Print, cut, laminate and put the cards in your reading group boxes or on a comprehension free choice board.

This teaching resource includes six open-ended question cards for each of the following comprehension strategies:

  • identifying author’s purpose
  • compare and contrast
  • making inferences and drawing conclusions
  • distinguishing between real and make-believe
  • finding word meaning in context
  • recognising cause and effect
  • understanding sequencing
  • distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • finding the main idea
  • making predictions
  • recalling facts and details
  • interpreting figurative language
  • summarising
  • activating prior knowledge
  • self-monitoring
  • questioning
  • making connections
  • visualising
  • synthesising
  • skimming and scanning.

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Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Finding Word Meaning in Context. Download this resource and 8 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Distinguishing Between Real and Make-Believe. Download this resource and 8 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Author's Purpose. Download this resource and 9 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Summarising. Download this resource and 9 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Understanding Sequence. Download this resource and 33 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Making Predictions. Download this resource and 30 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Draw Conclusions and Make Inferences. Download this resource and 29 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Finding the Main Idea. Download this resource and 10 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Recalling Facts and Details. Download this resource and 7 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion. Download this resource and 10 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Compare and Contrast. Download this resource and 11 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Recognising Cause and Effect. Download this resource and 8 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...


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