I think every single one of my 2-5th grade inclusion kiddos are working on comprehension this year. It seems like a hallmark sign of a language learning disorder. Some of my kids can even read beautifully, decoding long words and everything. When you ask them about what they’ve read or try to get them to retell the story, they break down completely.
When Kristin over at [simply speech] asked if I wanted to review one of her products, I immediately jumped at the chance to grab her Say What? pack! I love it because it’s simple and straightforward, targeting exactly what I need. Check out Say What? and Say What? Part II!
The first edition of this activity comes with posters that explain story elements and terms and include visuals.
I actually printed out multiple sheets per page and use them as large cards. This works better for me when I do inclusion or push-in sessions.
Also included are 24 mini stories with multiple comprehension questions for each. Most of the questions focus on the story elements, including problem and solution and predicting.
These are great to whip out and gather some data or to reinforce skills they are learning in class!
Now let’s check out Part II. It is a super cute packet as well!
This activity includes a game board and 24 target cards.
These cards address story elements PLUS author’s purpose, fiction/nonfiction, feelings, and sequencing. It’s a little higher level than the first pack.
I highly recommend grabbing BOTH packets! They each come with several unique aspects that you’ll want to be able to mix and match. Grab the Say What? pack at Kristin’s TPT store HERE and the Part II pack HERE!
Also, I’m SO excited to be able to offer a giveaway of these goodies! [simply speech] has generously offered to give a copy of Say What? and Say What? II to 2 lucky winners. So, one person will win the first edition and another person will win the second edition. 🙂 Enter in the rafflecopter below!! Good luck! I’ll choose a winner on Friday! 🙂
I like to do comprehension with books. My students love book units as much as I do and this is a good way to target a variety of goals!
Jen K says
I work on comprehension using books that my students are reading as well as some of my other “favorite” books. There is so much you can do with a book!
Marya A says
These have been on my wish list on TPT! I really want to win these:) I work on comprehension using a variety of activities including Superduper Hearbuilder software, story comprehension, following directions and many other things.
We spend a lot of time with oral comprehension, and then move into print. My firsties who cannot read, can still comprehend stories, communicate strategies, and discuss story elements. When they can use print, then we extend the story comprehension. wendy email@example.com
Teresa Besson says
I use iPad books, Super Duper materials and lots of things from SLP TPT stores. Also a great web resource is http://www.havefunteaching.com. Lots of comprehension stories by grade level…..all FREE.
I use books often but also like to grab the linguisystems reading comp cards if we have just a few extra minutes.
Jayne Watkin says
I try to use their reading books from class. Sometimes I use the Hearbuilder software or other activities I have.
Amy Roberts says
Compression with books and stories and often just basic “wh” questions using the Super Duoer card sets or the great TpT products I have purchased!
Allison Jones says
I usually get books from the library for my younger students. I also like using Brain Pop videos!
I use a lot of products from TPT but I also like to mix it up and use Readworks.
Shannon Cole says
Before TPt, I used a lot of books. 🙂
I use books and TPT stuff.
Julie Graham says
Vocabulary, visualizing, TpT products and books.
I use wordless books for comprehension, I tell the story and ask questions, or have the student tell the story in a way that makes sense. Looooong ago I’ve also made “what doesn’t belong” strips on Boardmaker and have my students tell me what doesn’t belong and why. One more way: pull any two cards from a deck of cards containing animals and ask a student what’s the same, and what’s different about the animals. Sometimes it’s a real stretch, sometimes it isn’t.
I use lots of books to work on comprehension. Sometimes I start off with the Auditory Memory for Short Stories deck from Super Duper.
Shannon Giles says
We use books. I also use some information from the HELP books to work on basic listening comprehension.
I would love one of these they look fantastic to go with my other tried and tested resources – always good to have something new! I love TpT and am going to check out havefunteaching.com right now! I like to take photos of toys and ask the children to give each other directions to recreate them – works on giving directions for one child and comprehension for another at the same time!
These look like AMAZING activities to use with my self-contained middle school students! Almost all of them are working on comprehension in some form so this would be a perfect addition to what we already have, and to be honest it looks a lot more fun than what we are currently using! 🙂 Would love the chance to win either of these packets!
Life in a Small Town says
It would be so much easier to address all of these with a comprehensive activity!
These material look great! It sounds as if I work on comprehension much in the same way as everybody else. Right now, I’m really struggling to teach my 4th and 5th graders how to summarize a passage without retelling the entire story – very difficult for many of them!
Alana Vickery says
I usually use books/stories to address comprehension while targeting other goals. However, these materials are great for teaching comprehension strategies in isolation before using the strategies in book units. They will be great for data collection as well as isolated practice. Thank you for sharing!
Rebecca Houston says
the materials look great. would love to get my hands on them. I approach story comprehension with short stories first and make sure that they understand the words in the story if not them we look them up.
The Edwards Family says
I just found your site thru pinterest and am so excited about all of your wonderful ideas and topics. Would love to win your giveaway. Thanks www dot kurtessa at yahoo dot com
Sharon B. says
I do comprehension with little stories I find online. This activity is great!