Do you need engaging and low prep 4th and 5th reading centers for multiple accounts (firsthand vs secondhand) and multiple accounts of the same topic?
This reading center resource includes 10 spinner centers for multiple accounts of the same event or topic.
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The students will read the two texts. Some sets contain firsthand and secondhand accounts, while other sets contain texts written from different perspectives or viewpoints. After reading the texts, the students will determine the connection between the two texts. Then they will spin the spinner to answer questions related to the two stories.
To “play” the center, the students will use a pencil and a paper clip to spin the spinner. When they spin a question the first time, they will answer the question. If/when they spin that question again, they will add more details to their answers or will prove their answers with evidence from the text.
Answer keys and recording sheets are included for the centers.
Types of Questions/Prompts
Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts (Spinners #1-5)
1.) Is Text A a firsthand account or a secondhand account?
2.) Is Text B a firsthand account or a secondhand account?
3.) What evidence from both texts supports that both events described happened long ago?
4.) What is the connection between the narrator of Text B and Dr. Fleming in Text A?
5.) Which text would this sentence best fit? The Pony Express was much faster than other mail delivery systems of the time.
6.) Name a detail about the doctor’s orders that was in Text A but not in Text B.
Multiple Accounts of the Same Topic (Spinners #6-10)
1.) What is the main point of Text A?
2.) What is the main point of Text B?
3.) Which text has a negative viewpoint of the topic? Which text has a positive viewpoint?
4.) Which text do you agree with and why?
5.) Which text would this sentence best fit? Students should have the right to express themselves through their clothing choices.
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