This activity starts with a poem about candy corn. It was written by…me! That’s how much I love candy corn, HA!
Don’t leave the candy corn out of it! Students can use the candy corn to “point” to rhyming words or color words, or adjectives…or anything you want your students to notice!
After reading it whole group, students work on the reading comprehension page.
Students read the poem three times (fluency), find the rhyming words, and draw a picture of the poem (visualization).
Give that reading some variety by reading in a whisper voice, to a partner, with the lights dimmed, etc.
When it’s time for comprehension questions, I let my students eat a few pieces of candy corn while they work. In the name of “brain power!” 😉
After reading each question, we talk about what it is asking. We underline that (or highlight it) and then find the evidence in the text. We underline or highlight the evidence in the same color so that we remember to spell our answers correctly.
When students are done, they can cut off the top and take it home, while turning in the questions/answers to you. They will love reading the poem to their family members!
This free candy corn reading comprehension activity is part of my Read, Rhyme, Remember Fall Reading Comprehension pack!