20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

There are few things better than settling in with your students to read a good book.  The miraculous way it calms kids down after recess...Their smiles and laughter...The "one more, pleeeeease."  It's pure magic. And while kids are locked into a good story, it's a...

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28 Reading Comprehension Activities

28 Reading Comprehension Activities

When it comes to building students' reading comprehension, I've often found myself stuck in a rut - asking the same questions over and over again. (Does that happen to you too??) I was eager to create a solution: 28 ready-to-teach reading comprehension activities that...

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Reading Comprehension Activities

Reading Comprehension Activities

Grab 28 reading comprehension activities in one spot! The printables can be used with any book so they’re perfect to use all year long – just hit “print” and you’re ready to go.

The activities are tailor-made for kindergarten, first grade or second grade small group instruction, centers or whole class lessons.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND SHEETS PRACTICING:
 

–> Story elements (characters, setting, etc.)

 

–> Predicting

 

–> Summarizing

 

–> Asking Questions

 

–> Story Analysis

 

–> Recording Facts

 

–> Learning Vocabulary

 

–> Cause and Effect

 

–> Problem and Solution

 

–> Text-to-Self

 

–> Text-to-Text

 

–> Text-to-World

 

–> Character Study

 

–> Setting

 

–> Inferring

 

–> Story Sequence

 

–> Book Comparisons

 

 –> And more!
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Reading Comprehension Activities

Reading Comprehension Activities

There is so much more to reading than just sounding out words. Kids need to be able to THINK about what they're reading too! These fun reading comprehension activities help students learn how to understand what a story or reading passage is all about. They're great...

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Close Reading Activity Cards

Close Reading Activity Cards

Close reading differs from regular reading by intentionally looking more closely at text in order to fully understand the content and meaning. These close reading activity cards are perfect for Grade 1 and Grade 2 children - the texts are short to help keep...

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How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Reading

If you're wondering how to teach reading, you're in the right spot! This step-by-step guide covers everything from pre-reading skills to phonics, sight words and reading comprehension so that you can take kids from NON-readers to STRONG readers. Check out the...

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EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder

EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder

Looking for a simple way to stay organized and track student progress all year long? Our EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder includes everything you need: binder covers, section dividers, divider tabs, binder spines, alphabet and sight word assessments, student data sheets...

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Second Grade at Home – Week Three

Second Grade at Home – Week Three

Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

By popular request, I added a sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can use during read-alouds PLUS an engaging science experiment kids can complete using just a Ziploc bag, a couple drops of food coloring and a Sharpie!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 4 print-and-play activities practicing vowel teams and R influenced words, sight words, adding together equal sized groups to get ready for multiplication, beginning fractions, and problem solving.

–> 1 sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can print off and use during read alouds.

–> 1 easy-to-follow science experiment teaching kids about the water cycle.

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First Grade at Home – Week Three

First Grade at Home – Week Three

Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

By popular request, I added a sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can use during read alouds PLUS an engaging science experiment kids can complete using just a Ziploc bag, a couple drops of food coloring and a Sharpie!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 4 print-and-play activities practicing CVC words and vowel teams, sight words, adding to 12, adding together equal sized groups to get ready for multiplication, 3-dimensional shapes, and problem solving.

–> 1 sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can print off and use during read alouds.

–> 1 easy-to-follow science experiment teaching kids about the water cycle.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Three

Kindergarten at Home – Week Three

Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

By popular request, I added a sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can use during read alouds PLUS an engaging science experiment kids can complete using just a Ziploc bag, a couple drops of food coloring and a Sharpie!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 4 print-and-play activities practicing letter sounds and CVC words, sight words, adding to 12, doubling + 1 and two-dimensional shapes.

–> 1 sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can print off and use during read alouds.

–> 1 easy-to-follow science experiment teaching kids about the water cycle.

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Seasonal Centers

Seasonal Centers

The changing from season to season is a great way to teach students about the passage of time. These activities can provide kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade helpful ways to explore the whole year. Whether you’re looking for apples, leaves and pumpkin...

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50 Books to Read Before Kindergarten

50 Books to Read Before Kindergarten

One of the best ways to get kids ready for kindergarten is to read stories out loud together. That's why I was excited to team up with one of my favorite printable designers, Carli at Dimple Prints, and share a list of 50 of our favorite children's books to read...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Memory Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Memory Game

Playing the classic game of Memory is a simple way to build kids' concentration, attention, sportsmanship and (you guessed it!) memory. Just like our sight word game, this free Very Hungry Caterpillar Memory Game is an awesome follow up to the beloved children's...

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Student Book Recommendations

Student Book Recommendations

Student book recommendations are a great way to get kids talking about the stories they read. Whether you're working on an author study, need a book-themed bulletin board idea, or just want kids to reflect on books, this sheet is sure to do the trick! Grab your copy...

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First Grade Centers

First Grade Centers

If you’re looking for first grade centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite first grade...

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Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Do some of your students struggle to read but you're not sure how to help? If you've ever wished you had an easy lesson planning cheat sheet that would help you pick "just right" reading lessons, these are for you! Snag your set below and then request an invite to our...

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300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

Do you spend countless hours hunting down "good fit" word work activities and literacy centers for each of your reading groups? Word work is an amazing way to take students' reading to the next level because it gives kids a chance to play with words - breaking them...

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Little Books to Read and Match

Little Books to Read and Match

Little books are a novel way to encourage reading for meaning and reading for fun! Children will love making their own books, then "getting to work." These little books are great to use at school or at home, as the basis of an extended activity or just a quick...

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Addition Word Problems to 20

Addition Word Problems to 20

Addition word problems are a great way to practice solving equations using real world examples. Use these addition to 20 word problem cards as a math center, brain break or small group activity. Kinders and first graders will love problem solving! Ready for more math...

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How to Motivate Reluctant Readers

How to Motivate Reluctant Readers

As much as we may hope that our children will always love reading, the reality is that many kids need a little encouragement.  So… how can we motivate reluctant readers? Try these four easy tips and then request an invite to my 4 week course, The Reading Roadmap, so...

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5 Things Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

5 Things Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

Wondering what your soon-to-be kindergartener needs to know before the first day? As a kindergarten teacher, I spent many days leading up to the start of school calming parents’ anxiety about their child’s transition.  Not knowing what their child REALLY needed to...

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Kindergarten Centers

Kindergarten Centers

If you’re looking for kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite kindergarten...

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Pre-Kindergarten Centers

Pre-Kindergarten Centers

If you’re looking for pre-kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite...

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How to Keep Calm: The 1 to 10 Parenting Trick

How to Keep Calm: The 1 to 10 Parenting Trick

The 1 to 10 trick is one of my most effective positive parenting, marriage, and friendship tools. I discovered it while wandering around Europe 10 years ago with my husband looking for a bathroom. In our traveling, we realized we had to speak up early and clearly...

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