A fun comprehension strategy board game for students to play during literacy rotations.
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:
- making connections
- author’s purpose
- finding the main idea
- cause and effect
- making inferences
- 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
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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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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