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
- activating prior knowledge
- making connections
- skimming and scanning.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
By the beginning of year 3, pupils should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level. They should be able to read them accurately and at a speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than ...
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
By the beginning of year 5, pupils should be able to read aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They should be able to read most words effortlessly and to...
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LiteracyReadingMaking ConnectionsActivating Prior KnowledgeFinding Word MeaningReal and Make-BelieveAuthor's PurposeCompare and ContrastFact and OpinionMonitoringVisualisingMaking PredictionsSuper Six ComprehensionSequencingQuestioningFinding the Main IdeaSummarisingFacts and DetailsDrawing ConclusionsInferringCause and EffectOpen-Ended TasksEnglish Group Activities
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