FREE Reading Strategies with Mystery Pictures

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Who doesn’t love to color, right? Students will love practicing important reading skills and strategies with these color-by-code mystery picture grids and practice sheets! You’ll love the ease of planning! Just PRINT & GO!

Need a day off or a sick day at home? This is a great resource to leave for a substitute!

I have created an entire set of Reading Skills and Strategies Mystery Pictures for the entire year for grades 3-4 and 4-5. They span a variety of reading skills for grade levels 3-5. You can find them all here.

How it works: Students use the color next to each answer choice they chose to color the grid. They locate the number of the problem on the mystery picture. Then, they color the square to match the color beside the answer choice they circled.

For example:

  • Student answered (a) for question #1.
  • The color beside answer choice (a) is LIGHT BLUE.
  • On the mystery picture grid page, the student would locate all of the squares with a #1 in them.
  • The student would color each square with a #1 in it LIGHT BLUE.

Each answer choice is color coded. When students color the grid, they’ll know AND you’ll know if they answered all of the questions correctly.

This resource makes learning reading skills and strategies fun and engaging! Most students don’t want to color their mystery picture incorrectly. They work really hard to make sure they get the answers correct!

These FREE Reading Skills & Strategies Mystery Pictures are designed for grades 3-5. In the download, you’ll get a set of reading mystery pictures for grades 3-4 and another set for grades 4-5. This makes them perfect for differentiation!


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So much fun and easy to use!

FREE Reading Skills & Strategies Mystery Pictures

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