There are lots of ways to do this. I like to start at the level of sentences and work my way up. It's actually amazing how many of my kids can't do the following task:
Read the story "Cindy has a small yellow car."
Who has a car?
What color is the car?
Is the car big or small?
Although, no longer surprised, when my student's can't do this, I'm always amazed at how they make it through the school day. So much of our learning is through auditory input and we test it by requiring them to answer questions.
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After kids pass the sentences level there are lots of things you can do. Super duper has a bunch of other card decks that I use frequently. The Auditory Memory for Short Stories is great for elementary ages, where the Auditory Memory For Science Stories and the Auditory Memory for Science Stories are great for my 6th through 8th grade students. The No-Glamour Listening Comphrension Book by Linguisystems has a lot of stories at varying levels.
Berenstein Bears Learn to Share Game and have been getting excellent connections).
For older kids I really enjoy the Dorreen Cronin Books. They have just the right amount of higher level vocabulary for good dicsussion with some of my lower level and ELL students. I have been doing push in sessions in a 5th grade special education / ELL groups and these books have been a huge hit. We did Duck for President during their Government unit and they all had a lot of fun. I've done a couple of her other books with them and they really enjoyed them.
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