Comprehension Strategies

I will use this page to put stuff about the reading comprehension strategies that we use in our classroom.

Here is the comprehension thinking sheet that the kids have to do each week for homework. They complete 1 box each night on the book they are reading. Our homework is Monday-Thursdays.

Comprehension Thinking Sheet word

Comprehension Thinking Sheet2 pdf (revised)

 Here is a student example of the comprehension thinking sheet on the book Love, Aubrey.

There are 4 boxes on the sheet-2 of them are the same -comprehension strategy boxes. Here is how they complete each box.

Comprehension strategy boxes-They have to write about a comprehension strategy that they used while they were reading.

Thoughts/Reflections box-They write their thoughts about the book. They tell if they like it or not and why or why not.

Literary Elements/Devices box-They write about the plot, or a character, or the setting of the book.

All of these things should help them each week when they get ready to write their reading response letter to me about their book which is due each week for a 100 point grade.

  1. Is there any chance that this document could be offered in PDF format? Our Microsoft Office and operating system here at school will not allow me to open a .docx document. THANK YOU!

    • Kristen-

      I will be glad to upoad it as a pdf-I’ll do it tonight when I get home! 🙂

    • Kristen-

      I just uploaded the comprehension thinking sheet as a pdf file. It is my revised version that has the comprehension strategies/literary elements on it at the bottom. Hope you can use it! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

  3. Your pdf looks wonderful. How do you use it with your students?

    • Jenni

      This comprehension thinking sheet is their homework for Mon-Thurs. Each night they have to complete 1 box about the book they are reading (a book of their choice). The only homework I give is for them to read at least 15 minutes and complete 1 of the boxes. 🙂

      • Thank you! That’s a great idea!!

      • Jenni-

        I just added a short description of each box to my comprehension strategy page, and I uploaded 2 pictures of a student example. Hope that helps! Now if I could just get my students to go DEEPER with their thinking! 🙂

  4. Would you happen to have a few examples of student response letters that you could share?

    • Tina-

      I don’t do them anymore, but I will see if I can get a few copies from the kids tomorrow and post them for you. I’ll try to get a low, middle, high. Emailing myself right now to remember since tomorrow is our last day and only 1/2 day. Hooray!!! 🙂


  5. the best teacher in the world


  6. You are awesome…love the teaching addict line.

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