Comprehension Cubes Blue Cube Story Elements



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Comprehension Cubes

Blue Cube - Story Elements

Use the blue cubes as question starters. You want to form your questions that have to do with recalling details from the story. Here are a few examples. THINK BIG IDEA


~ Who is/are the main characters?
~ When did the story take place?

~ Where is the story taking place?


~ What is the problem?

~ What is the solution?

~ What does the title tell you about the story?

~ What background information do you bring to the story?

~ What is/some details that will help solve the problem?

~ What is the main idea (big idea) of the story?

~ What questions do you have about the story?

~ What lessons can you learn from the story?

~ Why did the problem happen?

~ Why do you think the author ended the story that way?


~ How does the story end?

~ How was the problem solved?

~ How can you relate to the story?

~ How might you end the story differently?

~ How are you and the main character alike? How are you different?


Yellow Cube – Higher Level Thinking

Use this cube when you are finished reading the story. You want to form your questions again based on the important details from the story. Here are some examples. THINK BIG IDEA!

~ Did the character solve his/her problem? Explain.

~ Might the story ended differently if the character didn’t solve his/her problem?

~ Can you name another title for the story based on the main idea?

~ Can you find 2 important facts that support the main idea?

~ Would you change anything about how the story ended?



~ Is the story fiction or nonfiction?

~ Will the character solve his/her problem? How do you know?




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