Thursday, October 11, 2012

Literacy Centers- Fall

Literacy centers are in full swing in my classroom- and it's nice to see some independence with my kiddos so early on in the year!  Here's my latest round of literacy centers... click HERE to get your copy from google docs.  Here's what you will find:

Literacy Center Agenda shows, at a glance, what each center will be doing.

Student Objectives tell what the student will be doing at each center.
Teacher Preparations tell how the teacher needs to prep the center before starting.

Writing prompt:  My favorite book is...  and they get a book from the shelf of books we've already read as a class.  They find the title, write it, and illustrate a picture from the book.

Capital letters- students press a glob of playdough onto blue blobs and use a cookie cutter to fill in the missing letters.

Students need to turn this in after they complete the center.

There's some teaching time devoted to "conversation" before students can be independent with this activity.  They tend to get off task if they aren't sure of the meaning of "conversation."

I write the poem on sentence strips....

And then cut these out.  Students have to match the word cards

I add the sightwords for this week on the brown rectangles and they have to find them in a book.

The students put these labels in a pocket chart and spell them with letter tiles.

This week we are working on identifying the title of a book.  They write the title and then draw a picture of something that happened in the story.

Teacher center is all about plurals.  We used these to play memory to match the singular noun to the plural.

Then we did this sheet together, adding the s to make the nouns plural.

So, there you have it!  That is what's working in my literacy centers the past 2 weeks.  I hope you can use these in your classroom!

And don't forget to sign up for my giveaway.  It ends tonight at midnight!


  1. Great centers. Thank you so much for sharing them! I am excited to use them.

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  2. Hey Staci! These are AWESOME!!!
    You've been Boo-ed!
    Hop on over to check it out!

    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties


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