teaching resource

Comprehension Keys Board Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 3 - 5

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

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

Students work their way toward the finish by answering a range of text-related questions on the game board and collecting comprehension ‘key’ cards. The student with the most 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 reusable bag for easy access and use during reading 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
  • summarizing
  • fact and opinion
  • recalling facts and details
  • compare and contrast.

A black and white version of this resource is also available. Use the drop-down menu to choose your download.


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