Hello! When I start out in September I use a set of reproducible sheets that are ages old, but tried and true. There is a story on the front that is divided into numbered paragraphs. There are only seven multiple choice questions on the back to answer which include main idea, important detail, sequencing, inferring, cause/effect, and fact/opinion questions. My students learn to cite evidence by highlighting and indicating the paragraph number where they found the answer next to each question. We always check them together for teaching moments of what makes one answer better than another even though both may seem correct.While the book I use is out of print, there are several similar books available at Scholastic's Teacher Store if you search reading homework. I think the key is to start off slowly and build from there. The first few weeks I give the multiple choice homework, most students have 3 or 4 incorrect out of 7. By the end of the 10 week segment, nearly every student is getting 100% and what they have learned is showing in their daily reading work in the classroom. I hope this information helps! ~Genia
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