Paired Passages Activities and Reading Centers

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Jennifer Findley
Grade Levels
4th - 5th
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My students loved it. It was a great way for students to be engaged while learning to use paired texts.
Perfect center activity to incorporate paired passages which are going to be tested on our upcoming state testing.
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Do you need some engaging and low prep reading activities and centers for paired passages? This resource includes 8 paired passages reading activities/centers.

Two Different Styles of Paired Passage Reading Activities

•Five of the paired passage centers include a game board with eleven questions each.

•Three of the reading centers include questions on task cards.

For both types of paired passages activities, there are questions for each individual text and then paired text questions. The questions are labeled according to which texts are needed to answer them.

Both types of centers include answer keys with example answers.

Here are the genres of passages included:

Center 1 - Fiction and Fiction

Center 2 - Fiction and Fiction

Center 3 - Fiction and Fiction

Center 4 - Poem and Nonfiction

Center 5 - Nonfiction and Nonfiction

Center 6 - Fiction and Nonfiction

Center 7 - Fiction and Nonfiction

Center 8 - Fiction and Nonfiction.

There are a few options for using these paired passages activities as reading centers:

Option 1: Print out the paired passages, and give them to the students at the beginning of the week. Have the students read the passages prior to going to the reading center. Then when they come to the reading center, they are ready to play the “game” or answer the questions. The passages could even be read as a whole group or sent home for homework.

Option 2: This option works well if the students will have a chance to go to the center three times a week. On the first day or two, students will read the two passages and discuss them. On the second or third days, the students will “play” the game or answer the questions on the task cards.

I have also included several options for how the students will play the game for you to choose from. You can check these out as well as a closer look at the centers in the preview file.

About the Digital Reading Games

The digital reading games are designed for use with Google Slides (or downloaded as a Powerpoint from Google Drive).

Recording sheets are also available in the digital version. For answer keys, refer to the PDF.

See pages 4-5 of the PDF for the details and links to the digital versions.

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Total Pages
69 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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