Small Group Activities for Monitoring Comprehension

This extensive PDF provides tons of learning activities focused on comprehension strategies. Many of the activities encourage students to articulate their metacognitive strategies—more specifically their ability to monitor and discuss what they’ve learned. The activities include concise directions along with most support materials. Each instruction page provides an objective, material list, activity steps, sample, and suggestions for extensions or adaptations. The format is engaging and the activities are easy to implement in any classroom for practice, re-teaching, or challenge.


Standards & Objectives

Learning objectives: 

The student will use background knowledge to comprehend text. 


Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Extension suggestions: 

Use student sheet while reading or at end of text to record words and phrases that are important to the topic.

Complete KWL chart (Activity Master C.024.SS2).

Helpful Hints

Materials Needed:

  • Text
  • Choose text within students’ instructional-independent reading level range.
  • Select target topic from the text.
  • Student sheet (Activity Master C.024.SS1)
  • Write topic or subject on designated line.
  • Pencil