Comprehension Kool Kat

This is Comprehension Kool Kat. When we answer comprehension questions after reading a selection, we call out the Kool Kat because everybody knows reading comprehension is cool. The Kool Kat always asks questions related to important strategies for comprehension: setting, characters, main idea, sequence, author's purpose, etc. So the question is asked, "What is the setting of the story?" Students think about it, talk about it with their group or partner, the lip whistle is blown, and then I throw the Kool Kat to students raising their hand. After each student gives their answer and throws back the Kool Kat, I say, as I point and wink, "You are one Kool Kat!" Now that's FUN, don't tell anyone.

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