Do you need some engaging and low prep reading centers for your 3rd graders? This resource includes 10 reading games with two game board versions for easy differentiation.
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Included are ten centers, each consisting of one fiction text and two different game boards with text-dependent questions.
The questions on the game boards are differentiated into two versions:
Version 1: This version asks literal questions that are right in the text with very little inferring. It is great for practicing RL.3.1.
Version 2: This version asks more advanced questions and questions that review multiple standards.
Here are a few options for using the two game boards:
1.) You can use version 1 with your lower readers and version 2 with your higher readers.
2.) Use one reading text for two weeks. Use game board version 1 the first week and then game board version 2 the next week.
3.) Use version 1 at the beginning of the year and then version 2 at the end of the year.
Here are a couple of options for using these reading games in your reading centers:
Option 1: Print the passage, and give to the students at the beginning of the week. Have the students read the passage prior to going to the center. Then when they come to the center, they are ready to play the “game” and answer the questions. The passage could even be read as a whole class or sent home for homework.
Option 2: This option works well if the students will have a chance to go to the center 2-3 times a week. The first day, the students will read the passage and discuss. Then on the 2nd or 3rd day, the students will “play” the game.
I have also included some options for playing and options for assessment, including three generic exit slips if you wish to assess the center.
Check out the preview for an example of the text complexity and question variety.
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