This center resource contains six reading centers to review and practice identifying the text structure of nonfiction texts and answer other questions related to text structure (keywords, graphic organizers used, etc.).
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Included are six games, each consisting of five sets of nonfiction texts and a game board with text-dependent questions related to text structure.
Each set of texts has the same overall topic but with different focuses and text structures.
The topics include:
There are a few options for using these centers:
Option 1: Print the passage for the students and give them to them 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” 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 3 times a week. The first 1 or 2 days the students will read the passage and discuss. Then on the 2nd or 3rd day, 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 as well as options for assessing the students. You can check these out as well as a closer look at the centers in the preview file.
Need more resources for text structures?
Click here to see my Text Structures Supplemental Pack that pairs well with these centers.
Click here to see my Text Structure Reading Puzzles.
Click here to see my Text Structure Reading Spinner Centers.
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