Comprehension Interactive Activities

Grades 3-6

 

Plot

Character Traits

Compare/ Contrast

Sequence

Cause/Effect

Inferencing

Main Idea

Author’s Purpose

Summarize

Fact/Opinion

Drawing Conclusions

Context Clues

 

 

Plot/Setting/Theme

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Identify place and time of setting

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Identify setting, theme or plot

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Identify correct locations using map skills

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Character Traits and Motives

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Create character scrapbook

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Biography readings with questions

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Solve the mystery

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Compare and Contrast

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Activity comparing and contrasting real life examples

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Activity with optional printable

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Chart to compare and contrast a movie and book

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Comparing and contrasting clothing labels

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Venn diagram to compare and contrast two animals

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Comparing and contrasting candy labels

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Comparing and contrasting dates and times

 

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Text Structure: Sequence

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Six steps – putting on shoes

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Six steps – writing a letter

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Seven steps – carving pumpkin

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Nine steps – making a pizza

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Nine steps – baking cookies

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Parts of an envelope with quiz

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Cause and Effect

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Explanation and matching activity

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Matching activity

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Identify words showing effect

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Inferencing

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Biography readings with questions

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Short reading with questions

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Inferences based on characters

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Short readings with questions

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Explanation with readings and questions

 

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Main Idea and Details

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Short readings with questions

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Ben Franklin reading and questions

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Who, what, when, where & why

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Main idea questions with activity

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Reading about dolphins with questions

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Reading about elephants with questions

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Author’s Perspective and Purpose

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Multiple readings and

questions regarding purpose

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Point of view

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Quiz on author’s purpose

and perspective

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Explanation of purpose and readings

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Explanation of purpose with questions

 

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Summarize and Paraphrase

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Summarizing the main idea 

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Readings with questions

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Pullout main details to create summary

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Fact and Opinion

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Fact or opinion game 

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Fact or opinion activity

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Fact or opinion activity 

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Drawing Conclusions

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Readings with questions 

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Making inferences to draw conclusions

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Readings with questions 

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Readings with questions 

 

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Context Clues

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Readings with questions 

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Biography readings with vocabulary

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Use context clues to find meanings for nonsense words

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Use context clues to find meanings for nonsense words

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Vocabulary quiz using context clues

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Vocabulary quiz using context clues

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