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Reading Comprehension Strategies



Main Idea

The main idea is the most important thing the paragraph says about the topic. The topic is what a paragraph is all about.


 Main Idea Tutorial                Main Idea Text Tutorial        Main Idea Practice 1        


Main Idea Practice 2



A cause is something that makes something else happen. 

Out of two events, it is the event that happens first.

To determine the cause, ask the question "Why Did it Happen?"

Cause and Effect






An effect is what happens as a result of the cause. 

Of two related events, its the one that happens second or last. 

To determine the effect, ask the question "What Happened?"

Clue Words Lesson   Practice 1   Matching Game  
Matching Game   Matching Game   Matching Game  



Context Clues/Sentence Sandwich

 Context Clues
Sentence Sandwich
Nonsense Game Underlined Words
Guess the Word
from Clues



A fact is something that is
true any place and any time
and can be supported by
  An opinion is a belief that may
or may not be backed up with s
ome type of evidence. It also
contains value language such
as best, pretty, most beautiful,
wonderful, fun, etc.

Fact and Opinion Practice

   Practice 1 (Text)   Practice 2
(Quia Matching Game)
Fact and Opinion Game    Practice 3 - Quia   Practice 4 - Quia  
True or False - Quia          





Sequence of Events

The order or sequence that events take place in a story.

Tutorial     Practice 1   Practice 2  
Practice 3   Practice 4   Practice 5
(Time Sequence)
Practice 6          




Inference Tutorial Manatee    Inference Practice 1   inference Riddles  
 Practice 2 Inferencing               




Drawing Conclusions

Practice 1     Practice 2     Practice 3  




                                                                                               POINT OF VIEW





   Compare and Contrast

                                                                      Compare and Contrast Tutorial



 Genre Game

                                                                                          Jeopardy Game





Building Vocabulary

Multiple Meaning
Words Tutorial
  Homophones &
Homonyms Games
1 2 3 4  5 6
  Analagies Games 1 2 3  
Prefixes Game   1     Suffixes Game   1   Jeopardy Suffixes  
Root Words Games   Synonym Games
1   2      4 
  Antonym Games  1  2  
Word Jungle -
Word Definitions
  Changing Adjectives
  Categorizing Games 
1 and 2  and 3 
Build A Rocket to the Moon
with Synonyms/Antonyms
  Group Quiz      






                             Critical Reading

Reading Captions 

Millionaire - 5 W's Comprehension Game 1, 2, 3, 4, 5





                            Figurative Language


Similes and Metaphor Lesson                                                             Metaphors

Similes and Metaphors



Cornucopia of Games Find Patterns in Poems and Rhymes Select Game to start Escape the Maze:  Practice --  Mnemonics, Letter Teams, Doubles, Little Words Inside Big Words, Syllables, Tricky Bits (Outlaw Words) - Mad Libs

Language Arts FunCornucopia of  Practice: synonyms, antonyms, analogies, homographs, idioms, grammar, fact and opinion


Online Stories

Fairy Tale Story Elements         Animal Myths and Legends    Audio Stories