Do you need some engaging and low prep reading centers for determining an author's main point and reasons used to support the point?
This reading center resource includes eight spinner centers for practicing RI.5.8. Through these centers, the students will practice determining an author’s main point and identify reasons and evidence used to support the main point, as well as to answer other related questions
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The students will read the text and then spin the spinner to answer questions. To “play” the center, the students will use a pencil and a paper clip to spin the spinner. When they spin a question the first time, they will answer the question. If/when they spin that question again, they will prove their answers with evidence from the text.
The text-dependent questions require the students to do the following:
Determine the main point of a text.
Determine a reason the author uses to support the main point.
Determine the best audience for a text.
Write additional reasons that do or do not support the author’s main point.
Find the sentence from the text that best supports the author’s main point.
Determine if given data or sentences would support the author’s main point.
Determine if they agree with the main point.
Answer keys for the centers and a recording sheet are included. I have also included an optional “Show What You Know” exit slip if you wish to further assess your students.
The topics included are:
Strict hair and dress codes for students
Cell phones being used in the classroom
Children under the age of eight playing football
Children consuming sugar
Middle schoolers being able to redo and resubmit assignments
Children watching television
Children owning pets
Click here to see more Engaging Reading Centers for Upper Elementary.
Need more resources for identifying an author's main point and reasons and evidence used to support those points?
Click here to see my Reasons and Evidence Supplemental Resource that pairs well with these centers.
Click here to see my Main Point Reading Puzzles.
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