Teaching Resource

Comprehension Keys Board Game

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.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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Resource Updates

  • We have changed the wording on a few questions and on the instruction sheet.

    Change by Garrett Oct 5th, 2020

  • Typo fixed on the game board.

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

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