I get a lot of questions how I teach/test reading comprehension strategies with my students. Like I mentioned in my listening center post, I like to use the listening center to help aide students comprehension skills. Here is an example how I adapted a simple picture book from my listening center activity for my classroom.
My Fish by Juan Quintana
Using boardmaker, I created a simple sentence frame. I laminated all the pieces and applied velcro to create this life long comprehension activity for this book!
The book is a repetitive storyline, each page starting with "My fish is ____" I created the PEC's in boardmaker to match the story so that students could fill in the sentence frame on their own. Here are some pages of the story:
This is a simple activity that I implement during my work centers. Students listen to the story while a staff turns the pages. Once the story is over, we ask questions about the story and fill in the sentence frame as a group. After a few days, students are expected to complete the sentence frame on their own depending on their ability.