All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
Let your students show you the way through a story of their choice using this fun road map! Your students will get to flex their reading comprehension muscles as they write about various story elements, including main characters, setting, and plot.
Give your second graders some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the timeless story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Students will read this classic fable and then answer questions about setting, characters, genre, and cause and effect.
A strong ending is a key part of creative writing! Have your second graders flex their fiction comprehension muscles with this activity. Students will consider problem, solution, characters, and detail as they answer questions after reading a short story.
Help your students retell a simple fictional text using a paragraph frame for support! In this activity, students will read a short story about a family's camping trip and then summarize it by filling in the blanks.
Help your students to visually interpret a scene from their book with this illustration worksheet! After students read, they’ll make the picture in their minds come to life by drawing their favorite scene and quoting a passage from the text.
Do your students have difficulty making mental pictures or writing summaries? Help them practice both skills with this reading comprehension worksheet in which students choose a scene from their book to illustrate and summarize.
Bring fiction to life by having your little readers choose a scene from their book to illustrate and caption! Students will work on visualizing a quoted passage from a book with this creative illustration exercise.
Kids who are just starting to read longer texts may need some extra practice making mental pictures of text they read. Use this fun, short passage to help them practice visualizing and illustrating a scene.
Looking for a way to help kids keep track of the longer books they’re reading? Tuck this sheet into their reading folders! After completing each chapter students will use the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions to summarize their reading.