Reading Strategies Mystery Pictures | Grades 3-4 Bundle

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Total Pages: 54
File Size: 12 MB


Students will love practicing important reading skills and strategies with year-long seasonal bundle of color-by-code mystery picture grids and practice sheets! You’ll love the ease of planning! Just PRINT & GO!

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  • Fall, Spring, and Winter Themed Mystery Pictures are included in this bundle. (A review packet is coming soon!)
  • Six different reading skills are included with matching mystery picture grids.

Reading Strategies Fall Mystery Pictures: Figurative Language, Inferences

  1. Elements of Poetry and Drama – Stories, Dramas & Plays – RL.3.5, RL.4.5
  2. Connecting Words & Pictures – Illustrations in Text – RL.3.7, RL.4.7
  3. Using Text to Find Answers – Ask & Answer Questions – RI.3.1, RI.4.1
  4. Describing Time & Sequence – Analyzing Relationships – RI.3.3, RI.4.3
  5. Understanding Cause & Effect – Analyzing Relationships – RI.3.3, RI.4.3
  6. Compare & Contrast – Comparing Two Texts on Same Topic – RI.3.9, RI.4.9

Reading Strategies Winter Mystery Pictures: Main Idea, Summarize, Theme

  1. Good Readers Prove It! – Text Evidence – RL.3.1, RL.4.1
  2. Finding the Moral: What’s THE MESSAGE? – Theme – RL.3.2, RL.4.2
  3. Using Details in Text – Characterization – RL.3.3, RL.4.3
  4. What’s the Big Idea? – Main Idea – RI.3.2, RI.4.2
  5. Non-Fiction Text Features – Text Features – RI.3.5, RI.4.5
  6. Looking for the Meaning – Context Clues – RI.3.4, RI.4.4

Reading Strategies Spring Mystery Pictures: Text Structure, Theme, Point of View

  1. Literal and Non-Literal Meanings – Context Clues – RL.3.4, RL.4.4
  2. Who’s Telling the Story – Point of View – RL.3.6, RL.4.6
  3. Pictures and Images in a Text – Illustrations in Text – RI.3.7, RI.4.7
  4. Dissecting the Text – Text Structure – RI.3.8, RI.4.5
  5. The Author’s Viewpoint – Author’s Point of View – RI.3.6, RI.4.8
  6. Alike and Different – Compare and Contrast Fiction – RL.3.9, RL.4.9

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 RED.
  • 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 RED.

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!

So much fun and easy to use!

Looking for more reading strategies skill sheets with mystery grids?

Find them all here >>> Reading Mystery Grids

(Also available for grades 3-4)

All answer keys are included.

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