Comprehension Activities

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Comprehension Activities

The FreeReading Comprehension activities are organized into three categories: Introduce, Reintroduce and Build Mastery. The following is a description of the types of activities you will find within each category:

  • Introduce - students are introduced to comprehension skills through a read aloud.
  • Reintroduce - students will complete a graphic organizer to practice the application of a comprehension skill.
  • Build Mastery - students will expand their knowledge of a comprehension skill by engaging in a variety of activities.

The activities below address important comprehension skills and strategies. Click on any of the blue links below to begin a comprehension lesson.

  • Click here to see all comprehension printables, which includes graphic organizers and game templates.


Comprehension Activities
Introduce Reintroduce Build Mastery
Comparison and Contrast T Chart Venn Diagram
Identifying Details Identifying Details Graphic Organizer Identifying Details
Main Idea Main Idea Graphic Organizer 5 W's
Making Inferences Character Web Making Inferences Graphic Organizer
Purpose for Reading K-W-L Chart Purpose for Reading
Visualization Visualization Map Text/Image Chart
Prediction Prediction Table Prediction Chart
Cause and Effect Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer C-E Organizer
Story Elements Story Map Plot = Problem and Solution
Fact and Opinion Fact and Opinion Chart Fact and Opinion
Sequencing Story Board Summary Chart - Fiction
Author's Purpose Author's Purpose Graphic Organizer Author's Purpose
Comprehension Monitoring
Comprehension Monitoring Using About Trees
Summarizing Informational Texts
Summarizing Informational Text Using About Trees
Summarizing Narrative Text
Summarizing Narrative Text with the fable The Tortoise and the Eagle