Lesson Plan

Sticky Reading Comprehension

Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to retell key details from a story.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments


(5 minutes)
  • Choose the reading material to utilize, such as a book you have read with the class recently.
  • Pass out a stack of sticky notes to the students.
  • Explain to the students that reading comprehension is the ability to understand and recall what was read.
  • Show students an example of a doodle, or sketch. Explain to them that it only takes a few seconds to compose a doodle.
  • Explain to your students that for each page of the text that they read, they will compose little doodles on a sticky note that will remain stuck to that page.


  • Have students stand and chant, "Comprehension, I understand what I read."


  • Have students explain what comprehension means in their own words to a partner.