Comprehension Construction for K-3rd {Hands-on Guided Reading for Small Groups}

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Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing

Grade Levels
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Resource Type
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers

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12 MB|50 pages



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Comprehension Construction Toolkits provide your elementary students with simple, hands-on applications of key comprehension skills. These kits are ideal for small group guided reading as students build and discuss components of the text as a group.

The routines appeal to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners because students are provided a visual, yet concrete way to “build” each piece of the text as they comprehend and explain it. They can further demonstrate their understanding by writing or drawing on the provided graphic organizers for each skill. The graphic organizers can either be copied or placed inside reusable page protectors for students to write and wipe responses.

Multi-sensory literacy tasks are supported by the Science of Reading!

Includes the following 21 comprehension and word word skills for K-3rd grade:

Page 3: How to Use
Pages 4-5: Suggested Supplies Checklists
Page 6: Box Covers
Page 7: Lid inserts (student routines)
Pages 8-9: Retelling
Pages 10-11: Sequencing
Pages 12-13: Chain of Events
Pages 14-15: Beginning, Middle, End
Pages 16-17: Story Elements
Pages 18-19: Main Idea and Details
Pages 20-21: Topic and Subtopics
Pages 22-23: Cause and Effect
Pages 24-25: Compare and Contrast
Pages 26-27: Summarizing
Pages 28-29: Vocabulary
Pages 30-31: Character Descriptions
Pages 32-33: Problem, Solution, Lesson
Pages 34-35: Inferencing
Pages 36-37: Author’s Purpose
Pages 38-39: Blending and Segmenting Sounds
Pages 40-41: Contractions
Pages 42-43: Compound Words
Pages 44-45: Stretching Words and Sounds
Pages 46-47: Rhyming Words
Pages 48-49: Syllable Count

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15 reviews for Comprehension Construction for K-3rd {Hands-on Guided Reading for Small Groups}

  1. Pam Lewis

    My students loved having their own toolkits to tackle reading. They were actively engaged, and able to “teach” the strategies to their fellow classmates using the models they created for confidence. -Pam Lewis

  2. Leah S.

    I haven’t found a product of yours that I don’t love yet. My students think that this is so much fun!! They love the days when I add comprehension construction as an option during our Lit. Block. -Leah S.

  3. Shelly P.

    I love this product! It truly compliments any reading series, and my 2nd graders LOVE to build. It helps them to check their thinking and responses. My kiddos get so disappointed if they come to my guided reading table and cannot use them that day! -Shelly P.

  4. HAMIDE A.

    During guided reading, this resource is helpful and engaging. Also, the resource motivates students to become better readers and writers. -HAMIDE A.

  5. Jelysse Gonzalez

    I have used this with various grade levels and this kit has seriously improved my guided reading groups. Students love building and it helps their comprehension greatly. -Jelysse Gonzalez

  6. Lorraine Golucke

    This resource really helps my students make connections to what we are reading and provides visual and kinesthetic learners to chance to visualize the comprehension of a story. Thank you! -Lorraine Golucke

  7. Kirsten Hedrick

    This kit has seriously improved my guided reading groups. Students love building and it helps their comprehension greatly. -Kirsten Hedrick

  8. Julie G.

    Really excited for this product. Saw it and used it in another classroom and loved it! I am most excited for the word work section even though it’s small. This provides a list of supplies, worksheets and how to use them for each skill. -Julie G.

  9. Michelle C.

    Comprehension construction is a hands-on way to have students build their understanding of what they read. This is a great addition to guided reading groups. -Michelle C.

  10. Zoey B.

    As a first year teacher, this toolkit helped me understand how to support my learners during small group instruction. I love the hands on approaches and I have used my toolkit and binder from this kit for the last 5 years! -Zoey B.

  11. Stephanie Wu

    This set is genius! I wish I had discovered it sooner. My kids absolutely love using manipulatives to piece together their language arts lessons. -Stephanie Wu

  12. Lisa W.

    Takes some time and resources to create, but it is a great hands-on intervention for reading standards for my struggling students. -Lisa W.

  13. Aisling C.

    I love this resource, especially because it is so visual. It is quite easy to put together and the resources needed are inexpensive. My students now look forward to reading and comprehension thanks to this wonderful resource. -Aisling C.

  14. Shasta H.

    My students love using these! They give them a chance to be hands on and still working on their comprehension! My boys especially enjoy the chance to build something! -Shasta H.

  15. Darcy H.

    I didn’t make these until November and I couldn’t find the sterlite cases cheap enough, so I went to the dollar store and found a tupperware style container to hold the manipulatives. It’s working great. The kids love these and for my title kids and other struggling readers, this is a great kinesthetic approach to comprehension. I was even formally evaluated using these manipulatives for my teacher evaluation. My evaluator loved it. We recently went to distance learning, and my parents are really impressed with these. -Darcy H.

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