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Reading Comprehension Activities | 4th and 5th Grade Reading Centers

Jennifer Findley
Grade Levels
4th - 5th
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Reading comprehension practice is extremely important in upper elementary classrooms. Reading for meaning and reading to understand are key in our students' success as readers. This set of reading comprehension activities will allow you to have your students regularly practice reading comprehension skills in engaging ways.

About the Reading Comprehension Activities:

  • There are 20 reading comprehension centers and games in this resource.
  • The texts in this set are all FICTION stories and one-page in length.
  • The texts are written at two levels. Level A is around a 3rd grade reading level, and Level B is within a 4th/5th grade reading level.
  • There are a variety of genres represented in this set, from realistic fiction to science fiction. See the table of contents to view the breakdown by genre.

About the Questions

  • The questions in this reading center resource are comprehension questions and not skill/standard-based questions.
  • The questions can be answered using the information provided in the text with no specific skill instruction needed.
  • The questions vary from literal comprehension to higher order comprehension.
  • There are 12 text-dependent questions per activity/center.

Do you want reading games that include specific standard and skill practice? Click here!

Three Styles of Reading Comprehension Practice:

  • 7 Game Board Style Reading Centers – The questions are written on game boards.
  • 7 Task Card Reading Centers – The questions are written on task cards.
  • 6 Puzzle Reading Centers – The questions and answers are written on puzzle pieces. There are also optional distractor puzzle pieces for some of the questions.

Answer keys and recording sheets are included.

These reading comprehension centers and games would work great for reading centers, reading stations, partner reading, and small group instruction.

Using the Reading Comprehension Activities:

The passages in this resource are one-page length, so time may be an issue if you use these in reading centers. Here are some options.

Option 1: Copy the passage, and give the copies 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” or answer the questions. The passage 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 passage and discuss it. On the second or third days, the students will “play” the game or answer the questions.

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

Want More 4th and 5th Grade Reading Centers?

Click here to see Skill-Based Puzzle Centers.

Click here to see Skill-Based Reading Spinners.

Click here to see Color by Reading Printables.

Click here to see more Fiction Reading Roll and Answer Centers.

Click here to see more Informational Reading Roll and Answer Centers.

Click here to see Paired Passage Reading Centers.

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 months
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