This resource contains 12 nonfiction reading passages. Beneath each passage, there are six multiple choice comprehension questions. My main purpose for creating these passages was to construct an engaging 3rd grade reading comprehension activity that featured standardized test preparation. I decided that the best way to make it engaging was to add a competitive element where students are striving to earn the winning score.
Detailed directions are included for how to play this game. Basically, each player has a passage and a die. After reading a passage, students independently roll a die and answer the numbered questions that matches the number rolled. They record a tally for each time they roll the die. When complete, they check their answers together. Then, each student follows the directions at the bottom of the page to determine his/her score. The student(s) with the lowest score wins!
The directions work for two people playing the game against each other (perhaps at a reading center), a small group of students playing the game (perhaps as a small group activity that is being monitored by a teacher), or a whole class activity.
********This resource is available in two formats:
1. Traditional Printables- Print the PDF and distribute paper copies to your students to complete.
2. TpT Digital Activity- With this format, an interactive layer has been added to the original PDF!** This paperless version uses text boxes, highlighters, and drawing tools so that your students can complete it on a device. You can assign it to your students via Google Drive, and they can return it to you to review.
Ten of these passages fall into the 610-800 lexile range. Two passages (Susan B. Anthony and Muscles) fall into the 410-600 lexile range.
The skills targeted in this resource include:
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Copyright by Deb Hanson 2019
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