These high interest, nonfiction reading comprehension activities are lots of fun during the month of October. The October themes include Bats, Spiders, Halloween, Fire Prevention Week, Columbus Day and more!
I created a simple homework page for my first graders to take home and use to help with comprehension using our reading series. Students are asked to write/identify the title,identify the main idea of the story, recall 2 details from the story, and draw something that happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Comprehension 2: This activity helps children to retell the story. After reading a story have the kids "follow the yellow brick road" and retell the story in their own words. Then has a whole group you can retell it as a class and use stickies notes on a poster to write down the main points.