Compare and Contrast Firsthand Secondhand Accounts Reading Center 4th and 5th Grades

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Print and digital reading games are a fun way to practice comparing and contrasting!


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Whether you’re looking for a Compare and Contrast Reading Center or need an easy-to-use but effective reading activity for partner practice, independent work, whole-class games, spiral review, or test prep, this Compare and Contrast with Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Reading Center has you covered.


Engaging and Effective: Students compare and contrast historical firsthand accounts with secondhand accounts using interactive practice that captivates your students.


Flexible Learning Options: With print, Google Forms, and interactive PDFs, you’ll enjoy the freedom to choose the best option for your classroom – no matter what the world throws at you!


➡️ ➡️ ➡️ The self-grading Google Forms are hassle-free and provide valuable data, while the interactive PDFs can be used on any device, even offline! And let’s not forget the timeless appeal of hands-on printable reading games and task cards for partner or small group work.




16 Half Page Task Cards with 32 Total Accounts

Google Forms (4 smaller sets for easier assigning)

PDF Interactive Digital Game (4 smaller sets for easier assigning)

Two Game Boards (color and black and white)

Record Sheet

Answer Key

Center Directions for Students (Includes an editable version too)

Teacher Notes PDF with LINKS

Getting Started Guide for How to Assign Interactive PDF Games



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Comprehensive Coverage: Aligned to cover firsthand and secondhand compare and contrast reading skills, this reading center ensures your students receive consistent practice with this reading standard in a less overwhelming format rather than lengthy passages and assignments.


Game Format: The hands-on print game, plus Google Forms, and Interactive PDF formats, keep students engaged and excited about learning.


Teacher-Friendly Features: The Google Forms are NO PREP and self-grading, providing you with instant data. The interactive PDF version is also NO PREP, self-checking, and offers immediate feedback to students. The print version’s multiple-choice format makes grading a breeze. Plus, editable directions allow you to customize gameplay according to your preferences.


Routine, Routine, Routine: Using the Compare and Contrast Reading Center, as well as the other centers included in the YEARLONG BUNDLE offers a two-fold benefit. As a teacher, building a reading center planning routine will save you hours upon hours of lesson planning time. No more searching for standards and skill-aligned resources. You’ll have everything you need in one convenient folder on your computer.


For students, building a reading center routine helps reinforce expectations and keep students engaged and on task while you meet with small groups to provide targeted differentiation and instruction.



This resource targets the following:

  • Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided. RI 4.6
  • Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent. RI.5.6



This Compare and Contrast with Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Reading Center is also included in the Reading Centers Nonfiction Bundle for 4th/5th Grades

Inference Center
Informational Text Structure Center
Paired Text Center
Cause and Effect Center
Compare and Contrast Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Center
Questions from the Text Center
Reading with Charts and More Center
Text Evidence Center
Vocabulary (Context Clues) Center


Want to take a look at the Reading Centers Fiction Bundle?

Compare and Contrast Center
Inference Center
Themes of Stories Center
Themes in Drama and Poetry Center
Character Traits Center
Story Summary Center
Reading Comprehension: Details and Examples Center
Context Clues Center
Point of View Center
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose Center



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