Reading Centers Interactive Activities

Author's Point of View Review and Practice  

This link provides a review lesson of first and third person point of view. Click on the flower at the bottom to practice identifying first and third person sentences.

Students can try to find synonym word pairs.Keep playing, as there are over 60 synonym word pairs

Author's Purpose    

These multiple choice quizzes will give you plenty of practice in determining the author's purpose. Begin with exercise number one and work your way to the end!

'Types of text' is a quiz based game to help you recognise different text types and why they are written in different ways.

Author's Purpose Activity

This section includes a variety of activities designed to help you determine the author's purpose.


Follow the directions on each screen and complete the activities.

Read the story below and try to identify the author's purpose.  Is the purpose of the story to inform or persuade the audience?  Or did the author write this piece for the audience to enjoy?


Carefully read each paragraph below and decide why the author wrote this piece. Click on your choice below each question.   


Read the passage and then answer the questions. Click on the tips button for clue if you get stuck!

Main Idea and Supporting Details




Watch the video lesson and then try an activity and quiz to make sure you understand the main idea.

Try to determine the reason the story was written and choose the best answer.


What's The Big Idea? - Solve a riddle by answering questions about the main idea.

Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts


Reading Headlines - read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about

Summarize as You Read - When you summarize, eliminate unnecessary details. Focus on the main idea of the whole passage.


Reading Comprehension  

Reading Comprehension Quizzes

These interactive quizzes are designed to help you practice reading comprehension, summarization, and sequencing. Reading each of teh six stories and answer the questions carefully.


Grammar Practice



Cause and Effect  

Review cause and effect strategies complete the activity to help identify cause and effect events.

What Caused it to Happen?

Determine the cause and effect in 5 stories about The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.

Stated Information

Story about a dolphin followed by a quiz.

Cause and Effect Quizzes

Quiz One | Quiz Two | Quiz Three | Quiz Four | Quiz Five

Plurals Fishing

In this activity you will go fishing with gnomes to practice your plurals spelling rules.

Crystal Castle

Build the castle by answering prefix questions correctly.