These reading centers are the perfect way to review both literature and informational text standards. There are six different centers that cover the following skills:
Main Idea (Informational Text)
Point of View (Informational Text)
Central Message (Literature)
Context Clues/Drawing Conclusions (Informational and Literature)
Character Traits (Literature)
Cause and Effect (Informational Text)
Each of the six centers include four half page task cards with text and a cover sheet. I included both color and black and versions of the centers. Every task card has a student response sheet with text dependent and constructed response questions. The response sheets can be put into a booklet so that students can complete all of the centers. Or, you can just give them the response sheet for the skill you are working on.
The centers can be used many ways. Here are some suggestions:
-Divide the class into six groups. Lay the centers around the room or on desks. Give students 20-30 minutes at each center. You can do one rotation per day for six days. Do more rotations based on the time that you have.
-You can display the passage using a projector, smart board or document camera. Have students complete the responses and then discuss with a partner.
-Have students complete them at their own pace during reading centers. They can do this while you meet with guided reading groups.
-Help students complete the centers during guided reading groups.
I have also included an answer key booklet and a class data sheet to help the teacher to see which students need more help with certain skills.
Please check out the preview to see a sample of a few of the centers.
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