Reading Skills Games for 5th Graders
Pick out the theme! - Part 1
The main idea of a text is the key point that the writer is trying to make. Before moving onto identifying the main idea for texts using textual clues, this game will provide a goo...
Pick out the theme! - Part 2
Sometimes, a picture says a lot more than words! Paying close attention to pictorial clues can actually help children in making sense of what a story is all about. Here's an intere...
Pick out the theme! - Part 3
When all the details from the text and the illustrations are put together - the main idea of the text is what emerges. Get your child hooked onto mastering this skill through this ...
All Reading Games for 5th Graders
What's the main idea? - Part 1
In this game, young learners will practice identifying the main idea of a group of sentences. This skill of using details and putting them together to make a comprehensive picture ...
What's the main idea? - Part 2
By learning to pinpoint the main idea, children are able to navigate their way through comprehension with ease. In this enjoyable game, your child can practice identifying the them...
What's the main idea? - Part 3
Readers practice identifying the main idea using the context clues given in a set of sentences. Being able to understand the main idea is very important, as it is the big point tha...
What's the main idea? - Part 4
The main idea of a text usually indicates the key point that is being made. Hence, identifying the main idea becomes critical to a child's understanding of a text. Here's a lively ...
Let's choose the heading! - Part 1
The title or heading of a text or story is like a sneak peek at what is in store. Here is an activity for children to put on their thinking caps and pick the heading that is the mo...
Let's choose the heading! - Part 2
A text or story is sure to grab a reader's attention if it has a catchy heading. The heading gives the reader a sneak peek into what the text is all about. Get your child to practi...
Let's choose the heading! - Part 3
Here is a fun game for children in which they will choose the most creative title for the given text. Being able to understand what the text is all about and then choosing a releva...
Let's choose the heading! - Part 4
One of the keys to effective comprehension involves understanding details about a text using clues from its title. Through this engaging game, children will get to use their unders...
Let's choose the heading! - Part 5
A great title hooks the audience and gives readers an idea about what they will be reading. In this activity, children will use the details from the text to understand the main ide...
What's the correct order? - Part 1
The correct sequence of a story allows the child to recognize a pattern. This practice further helps them in understanding the plot and making sense of it. In this game, watch as y...
What's the correct order? - Part 2
Sentences put together in a story only make sense if they are in a sequence. Sequencing events in a logical way is a key strategy to aid comprehension. Get your child to practice a...
What's the correct order? - Part 3
There's no sense in tying your shoe laces before actually wearing your shoes. A lot of things only make sense when done in a sequence. Sequencing is an important comprehension skil...
What's the correct order? - Part 4
Sequencing is an important comprehension skill. By putting the events and incidents of a story in a logical sequence, it is easier for children to make sense of the larger picture....
Guess the beginning! - Part 1
Through this fun 'Guess the beginning!' game, children will be able to organize the events of the text and define a beginning, a middle and an end. This is a key comprehension stra...
Guess the beginning! - Part 2
Sequencing is a foundational comprehension strategy that contributes to reading development in young children. Through this engaging game, your young learner will arrange events in...
Guess the beginning! - Part 3
Being able to understand the correct order or sequence of events leads to success in so many daily activities for children. This game will help your child learn how to sort events ...
Guess the end! - Part 1
Understanding the sequence of events is fundamental to comprehending a text. Here's a fun game for your child to practice a different kind of sequencing task. This activity is a gr...
Guess the end! - Part 2
Stories make sense only if the events in them are sequenced correctly. Understanding the beginning, middle and end of a story is vital for a child to comprehend a text. Get your ch...
Guess the end! - Part 3
Sequencing is one of the skills that contributes to a child's ability to comprehend what they are reading. Here's a fun game for them to put on their thinking caps and &...
Jumbled up images! - Part 1
Anything that is in correct order makes complete sense. And jumbling up images and then putting them in the correct order is lunch for your mind. Children are sure to enjoy this ga...
Jumbled up images! - Part 2
In this game of pictorial cues, the objective is to put the images in the right sequence. Encourage your child to think deeply and use their knowledge and understanding to draw con...
Jumbled up images! - Part 3
Don't get confused by these puzzled images. Instead, observe and think carefully about how to put them in the correct order! This enjoyable game is a great way for children to prac...
Guess the book title! - Part 1
The title of a book gives you a hint of what to expect inside the book. Naturally, a good story is made better with a great title. This game will enable your child to select(?) an ...
Guess the book title! - Part 2
A fitting title of a book works as a doorway to all the adventures stored inside it. Let your child's creativity and imagination soar as they go about selecting the best fit for th...
Guess the book title! - Part 3
A good title grabs attention, gives a peek into the context, and generates curiosity in the mind of the reader. This interactive game is a great way for children to use their pictu...
What happens next? - Part 1
Making assumptions about the plot based on the available information is a learning skill. Through this fun game you can get your child to infer what happens next in the story based...
What happens next? - Part 2
Drawing inferences is a key thinking skill that encourages a reader to decipher what the author has not yet mentioned in the text. Through this game, your child will be able to bui...
What happens next? - Part 3
We understand so much more about a story by reading between the lines. This game of inferencing will sharpen your child's critical thinking skills by enabling them to build connec...
Decode the image! - Part 1
A picture speaks a thousand words and here's a game for your child to practice interpreting pictures. This game helps build the advanced comprehension skill of developing a context...
Decode the image! - Part 2
Look at the image, observe its elements, understand the context and conclude the best possible explanation. In this game of decoding images, get your child to apply background know...
Decode the image! - Part 3
The essential elements of a story are characters, plot, a problem, a solution and the setting. But how much of it can a child infer just by looking at an image? Find out as your ch...
What do you mean? - Part 1
Ice-cream screams summers, bonfire screams winters! Indulge your child in this game of inferencing where they make sense of the situation using the given information, and draw suit...
What do you mean? - Part 2
By understanding the given context carefully, one can infer what is not even given in the text. This game will help your child develop their thinking skills by identifying the miss...
What do you mean? - Part 3
Small details connect the dots in a story and a larger picture emerges. This contributes largely to a good understanding of the text. In this interactive game, young readers will u...
What's the cause? - Part 1
Why did the flower grow on the plant? Understanding the cause of an action helps the child carefully look at and understand the action better. This interesting game will let your c...
What's the cause? - Part 2
To understand the cause of an event, children first need to understand why it happened. In this game of connecting the cause, let your child critically think of the consequences of...
What's the cause? - Part 3
When young readers are able to identify cause and effect relationships in texts, comprehension is strengthened. Critically analysing and logically thinking of the causes of an even...
What's the effect? - Part 1
That sunburn is the effect of you standing out in the sun too long! To understand the effect of an action, the child should reflect on the results of the action. This game will hel...
What's the effect? - Part 2
Are you feeling cold? Why so? Maybe because it is winter! In this game of understanding the effect, let your child build a relation between the action or condition and its effects....
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