When it comes to teaching reading comprehension strategies, templates are a teacher’s best friend. That’s why we created these printables, and we designed them so that you could use them for just about any kind of text (narrative, expository, persuasive … you name it!). We also left lots of room so that pre-literate students can draw their responses. Plus, each printable gives students an explanation of the strategy and includes important definitions.

Here’s what’s included in our free Reading Comprehension Strategies bundle:

Main Idea and Details

Show what the text is mostly about using supporting details.

Compare and Contrast

Use the Venn diagram to show how two characters, settings, or situations are the same and different.

Story Elements

For fictional texts, identify characters, setting, conflict, and solution.

Sequencing

Retell the events of a text in order.

Cause and Effect

Look through the text for relationships that show what happened and why.

Flat lays of author's purpose and point of view templates

Author’s Purpose

Identify whether the author is trying to inform, entertain, or persuade the reader using clues from the text.

Author’s Point of View

Figure out who is telling the story. Is it someone inside the story (first person) or outside the story (third person)?

Flat lays of cause and effect and fact and opinion templates

Drawing Conclusions

Make a guess about something based on hints in the text.

Fact and Opinion

Take statements from the text and decide if they can be proven or if they are something someone believes or thinks.

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