3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers

3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers
3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers
3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers
3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers
3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers
3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers
3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers
3rd Grade Reading Games | 10 NonFiction Reading Centers
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Work on reading comprehension and specific standards with these engaging and no-prep 3rd grade reading games! This resource includes 10 3rd grade reading comprehension centers for nonfiction reading skills and standards.

**Click here to see 3rd Grade Fiction Reading Games.

About the 3rd Grade Reading Games:

*Included are ten nonfiction reading centers, each consisting of one nonfiction text and a game board with 12 text-dependent questions.

Topics for the 3rd Grade Reading Centers Include:

  1. Working Animals
  2. World Records with Foods
  3. Kids in the Arctic
  4. Climbing High (Jordan Romero, the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits)
  5. Justin, Patrick, and the El Camino
  6. The First Woman to Dunk in a Competitive Basketball Game
  7. Amelia Earhart
  8. How Breathing Calms Us Down
  9. Alexandra Scott, An Extraordinary Life of a Child with Cancer
  10. Climbing Mt. Everest

*****Note: Center #9 includes a text about Alexandra Scott, a young girl who died of cancer. The message in the story is important (her giving back to others through her lemonade stand), and cancer is very real in many of our students’ lives. However, I wanted to point this out in case this is a sensitive topic and is not appropriate for your students.

About the Text-Dependent Questions:

The questions are a mix of reading comprehension questions (perfect for RI.3.1) and other standards-based questions.

The first five centers are only comprehension questions and do not include any specific standards-based questions. This will allow you to use these five centers while you are beginning to teach your nonfiction standards and your students are gaining mastery.

The alignment included in the resource shows which standards are included on which reading game. Use the alignment to help you choose the reading games that will work with your students at specific points in the year.

**Here are a couple of options for using these reading games in your reading centers or literacy stations:

Option 1: Print the passage, and give it 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 generic exit slips if you wish to assess the center.

More 3rd Grade Math and Reading Activities

3rd Grade Math Task Cards

3rd Grade Math Centers

3rd Grade Math Choice Boards

3rd Grade Math Sorts

3rd Grade Error Analysis Math Tasks

3rd Grade Reading Choice Boards

3rd Grade Reading Homework

3rd Grade Reading Anchor Charts and Sentence Stems

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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