Reading Games | 4th & 5th Grade Reading Centers w/ Digital Games

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Jennifer Findley
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4th - 5th
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19 Games + Digital Versions
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Adding the game board worked wonders for my students, while still requiring them to read and answer questions - they almost didn't realize that they were working! :)
Who doesn't love playing games?! My kids enjoyed this so much that they did not realize they were learning! I used this for tutorials and it worked great!
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Do you need engaging and low-prep reading games and centers for your 4th and 5th graders? This resource includes 19 reading games that are rigorous and engaging.

NOTE: The reading games are now available in Google Slides™ digital versions! Please see pages 5-7 the PDF for details and the links to access!

About the Reading Games Texts:

The set includes:

  • 6 fiction stories
  • 4 poems
  • 6 informational texts
  • 3 paired texts

About the Reading Games/Centers:

  • Each center includes a passage and a themed game board.
  • The game board includes 10 text-dependent questions written on the actual game board.
  • Answer keys with example answers and recording sheets are also included.
  • The students roll a die to move around the board, answering the questions they land on. I highly recommend using the included #1-3 cube to have the students move more slowly across the board, answering more questions.

About the Questions:

  • Each game consists of a variety of text-dependent questions that vary from standards/skills-specific questions to comprehension questions.
  • In the resource (and in the preview), you will find a skills alignment that shows specific skills that are reviewed for each reading game. This can be used to ensure you do not use a game with a skill that your students have not mastered yet. Please not that there will be other questions included but these are the questions pertaining to specific skills and standards that, depending on your students, may need to be explicitly taught.

***If you are looking for reading centers that just focus on comprehension (versus standards and skills), click here.

These reading games would work great for reading centers, reading stations, partner reading, and reading test prep.

Using the Reading Games:

Here are a few options for using these reading games in you classroom:

Option 1: Print the passage for the students and give it to them at the beginning of the week. Have the students read the passage prior to going to the center. When they come to the center, they will be ready to play the “game” and answer the questions. The passage could even be read 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 2-3 times a week. The first day, the students will read the passage and discuss it with partners or their group. On the 2nd or 3rd time at the center, the students will “play” the game.

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.

There are two options for having your students move across the board.

  • Use the cards on the game board to choose a number.
  • Roll a physical dice or the included #1-3 cube (page 10) to choose a number. I recommend using a dice that is numbered only 1-3 to have the students move more slowly across the board and answer more questions.

Make sure you choose the directions you want your students to use and delete the other slide before assigning.

There are also partner versions and independent versions included.

See pages 5-7 of the PDF for the details and links to the digital versions.

Check out the video preview to see the digital reading games.

Tips for Management/Accountability

Tip #1: Use a 1-3 numbered dice or the cube on page 10 as a dice to have the students move more slowly across the board, answering more questions.

Tip #2: For extra accountability, you can set a requirement that students must answer at least 5 (or another #) questions. If they only land on 4, they can choose the other question to answer.

Want More 4th and 5th Grade Reading Centers?

Click here to see more Fiction Reading Centers.

Click here to see more Informational Reading Centers.

Click here to see Paired Passage Reading Centers.

Click here to see Poetry Reading Centers.

Total Pages
19 Games + Digital Versions
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 months
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