Comprehension Strategies and Helpful Links

  • Visualize

    • What picture do you have in your mind?

    • Use your senses to describe…

    • Use words to describe…


    • What do you already know about…?

    • Did the (character, problem or setting) remind you of anything?

    • Did you have a connection to other things you have read?


    • What do you think will happen next?

    • What do you think this story will be about?

    • How do you think the problem will be solved?


    • What do you think…looks like?

    • What clues tell you…?

    • Why do you think…happened?


    • What questions do you have about this text?

    • What else do you want to know?

    • Did any parts confuse you?


    • Why did the author write this text?

    • What did you learn?

    • What lesson did the characters learn?


    • Who, What, Where, When and Why?


    • What did you think about the solution (solution, characters, response, ending, etc.)

    • Do you agree with…?

    • What were the most important facts about…?


    • Did you use a fix-up strategy? Why?

    • Did you go back and reread a part of the text?

    • Did a punctuation mark help you change your tone?