To have my students think about what they are reading, I have them play this game.
They take a ring of cards, and choose one to read. Then they draw what they read on the whiteboards (which they LOVE doing). It also works well for any students you may have who are book-phobic!
I attach the cards together with metal shower curtain hooks from the dollar store (they last way better than the round rings you can buy).
Later on in the school year, I use the template sheet and have my students write their own simple sentences that I laminate and add to our game!
Here is a version that uses our fall vocabulary words!
How do you practice/assess reading comprehension with your class?