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Using Pictures to Review MIXED Reading Skills

Teach and review reading skills using pictures AND teach students how to apply their skills to short reading passages! With these 20 printable pages, students will have the opportunity to observe a picture and make inferences, ask questions, make predictions, etc., practice a wide variety of reading skills based on the picture, and apply the reading skill to a short passage. There are a total of 20 printable pages that each include a MIXED review of the following reading skills:

Cause & Effect

Sequencing

Compare & Contrast

Story Elements

Fact & Opinion

Main Idea

Point of View

Character Traits

Literal vs. Inferential

Author’s Purpose

Context Clues

Making Predictions

Digital Access Included: There are now TWO options for digital access. The original version that is identical to the printable pages is still included, but this resource now includes a brand new interactive, easy to read and navigate Google Slides version!

**This resource is the perfect companion to my best-selling resource Using Pictures to Teach Reading Skills! **

There are four components to EACH page of this resource:

Observe It: This section includes the picture with plenty of white space around it. The white space is for students to make literal AND inferential observations. Take as many notes as you can, encourage students to stretch their thinking, and watch their inference skills grow with EVERY picture you observe! Examples of observations are on the following page. ALWAYS COMPLETE THIS SECTION FIRST! If possible, fold the bottom section under so that students do nothing but observe here. They will be pleasantly surprised to find that they can use their observations to complete the “Answer It” section.

Choose It: This section has a multiple choice task that is related to the picture and reviews a specific reading skill.

Answer It: This section has a task to complete that focuses on a specific reading skill AND relates to the picture in the “observe it” section.

Apply It: This section has a short story that loosely relates to the same topic shown in the picture (but does NOT represent the picture) and includes a task that relates to a specific reading skill focus.

The images print well in color OR black and white. I do encourage you to project or show a color image for students so that they can make even more observations.

I have included an answer key, but PLEASE NOTE: students should be encouraged to come up with their own original answers. Since many of the tasks are open ended, there are many, many justifiable answers. These tasks are meant to encourage kids to think outside the box! You will be amazed at what they come up with.

Also includes a cover page to make this into a practice booklet, a “quick reference page” that quickly reviews each of the reading skills covered in the printables, additional resource links to my SEVEN blog posts about using pictures to teach reading skills, and observation samples.

I strongly suggest working through several of these pages as a whole group before allowing students to work independently on them– particularly the “OBSERVE” section.

These printables are perfect for whole group or small group instruction, morning work, literacy centers, and more!

Ideal for Grades 3+ and Enrichment or Whole-Class 2nd grade

***This resource is also included in my USING PICTURES BUNDLE of resources! ***

I LOVE to incorporate pictures into my reading skill instruction! See MORE Picture Task Cards HERE!

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Main Idea Picture & Text Task Cards

Literal vs. Inferential Picture Task Cards

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