When it comes to teaching reading comprehension strategies, templates are a teacher’s best friend. That’s why we created these printables, and we designed them so that you could use them for just about any kind of text (narrative, expository, persuasive … you name it!). We also left lots of room so that pre-literate students can draw their responses. Plus, each printable gives students an explanation of the strategy and includes important definitions.
Here’s what’s included in our free Reading Comprehension Strategies bundle:
Main Idea and Details
Show what the text is mostly about using supporting details.
Compare and Contrast
Use the Venn diagram to show how two characters, settings, or situations are the same and different.
For fictional texts, identify characters, setting, conflict, and solution.
Retell the events of a text in order.
Cause and Effect
Look through the text for relationships that show what happened and why.
Identify whether the author is trying to inform, entertain, or persuade the reader using clues from the text.
Author’s Point of View
Figure out who is telling the story. Is it someone inside the story (first person) or outside the story (third person)?
Make a guess about something based on hints in the text.
Fact and Opinion
Take statements from the text and decide if they can be proven or if they are something someone believes or thinks.
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