These comprehension questions and activities can be used as:
- comprehension analysis (confirming understanding)
- reader’s/writer’s notebook activities
- informal assessment
COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS – FICTION
- What does the main character learn in the audiobook?
- What is the audiobook mainly about? (one sentence)
- What was the main problem?
- Was the problem solved? How?
- How can you describe the main character? (adjectives) Why?
- What would the main character like about you?
- Compare two characters in the audiobook- how are they alike and different?
- Does this audiobook remind you of any other stories you’ve listened to recently?
- Is the title of the audiobook appropriate? Why or why not?
- How did the audiobook make you feel? Why?
COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS – NON-FICTION
- What did you find interesting about what you listened to?
- What new words did you hear in this selection? Use a dictionary to figure out what they mean
- What are the most important ideas in the selection?
- Does this make you think of anything in your life?
- What is something new you learned from listening to this audiobook?
- Why was the title a good fit for the audiobook?
- What did you learn first, next, then, last in this audiobook?
- Which parts of the audiobook were facts and which were opinions?
- Was there any part of the audiobook that surprised you?
- Was there a sad part of the audiobook? Funny? Exciting?
- Explain the relationships between the characters (siblings, friends, etc.)
- Write a summary about the selection
- Make a list of 4 facts you learned
- Draw 3 scenes from the audiobook and label as much as possible
- Write an acrostic poem about one of the characters using their name
- List 5 compound words you heard in the audiobook
- Retell the audiobook from a different point of view (a different character, an animal, tree, house, etc.)