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10 Back to School Literacy Centers

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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Getting ready to go back to school? These literacy centers will kickstart your centers routine! Each literacy center comes in color and B&W, and contains directions for students to follow.

This download includes the following centers:
1. School-Time Sentences: Students use picture cards to generate sentences (picture cards and student sheets)
2. A Colorful Order: Students put color words in ABC Order (picture cards and student sheets) Students also write about their favorite color.
3. Making Words: Students use letter cards to make new words (letter cards and student sheets) Students also use words to write sentences.
4. Syllable Sort: Students sort picture/word cards into different syllable groups (sorting mats, picture cards and student sheets) Students write sentences using word cards.
5. Rhyme-Time: Students use picture/word cards to make new rhymes. (picture cards and student sheets) Students also color the words that rhyme
6. All About Me: Students use a graphic organizer to write about themselves, then they put their information into a short story
7. Handy Helpers: Students match sentences with the correct picture cards and write the sentences correctly (picture cards and sentence cards, student sheets)
8. Noun Sort: Students sort words into person, place, or thing groups (word cards, sorting mats, student sheets) or students can use flap book to sort the word cards.
9. Writing Center: Students choose between 2 different writing options to complete their writing center.
10. Describe Me!: Students use picture cards to generate adjectives about the images (picture cards and student sheets)


Total Pages
106
Answer Key
Not Included
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On  January 4, 2014,  Howard Elementary School L. asked:
I'm wondering when these were created? Are they aligned to the CCSS? Do you think I could use these now if I'm just introducing centers? My class seems low, but I don't want it too easy?!?
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On  January 5, 2014Amy Lemons answered:
They were created 2 years ago. They are not specifically aligned to the Common Core. I teach in Texas where we don't have the Common Core :(
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On  June 24, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi, Amy! My students and I loved using your centers last school year. I am now getting ready for next year and am wondering if you have the directions pages in color for your back to school centers. I so enjoy color and feel like my little ones do as well.
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On  June 26, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
I am going to update that packet soon! Thank you!
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On  May 30, 2013,  Andrea L. asked:
Hi Amy, it's not a big thing, but do you have the student direction pages in color? I love how you give the option of color or b&w in your other literacy packets. If not, no worries.
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On  September 10, 2012,  Cheryl B. asked:
Amy, just curious....do you have Harcourt/Storytown as your Basal? If so do you ever use the Literacy centers they suggest or do you just use these? I too HATE centers and I promised myself I would do a better job this year. Do you have other TPT items that would help me get started and organized?
Cheryl Bailey
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On  September 11, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
I actually do not use any basals or textbooks in my classroom. Our school/district has them available but I prefer not to use them :)
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I haven't made flapbooks with my kiddos before. Do you have any special instructions/directions for putting together the pages you included in the file? Thanks :)
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On  August 28, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
Fold on the dark black line and cut on the dotted lines to make 3 flaps :)
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Hi! I bought this item from you last night along with two other items (not yours) and they are not downloading...actually they are not even in my purchases section even though I have a receipt from paypal showing I paid for them. Would you happen to know what's wrong? Sorry! I am sure you don't but thought I'd ask. I emailed TPT to see if something was wrong but they haven't responded yet. This has never happened to me before!
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I'm sorry, I have no access to your purchased section, I'm sure that the TpT help desk will get it all fixed for you! If they don't respond soon let me know!
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After a few tries, I was able to download! This looks great! Thanks!
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On  August 7, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
Okay good! So sorry for the inconvenience!
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I'm having trouble downloading the purchased product. I had no problems downloading the other units from you. Any suggestions?
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Hmmm, have you tried using a different internet browser? I know my Safari hasn't been cooperating with TpT lately so I downloaded Google Chrome :)
On  August 7, 2012Yvonne (TpT Seller) asked:
Is this only for 2nd grade. Would you recomend it for 1st graders?
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On  August 7, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
I think they would work for 1st grade, maybe a little challenging for strugglers though :)
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I am having trouble downloading the preview.
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On  August 6, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
If you email me at lemons.amy@gmail.com I can send you the preview :)
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On  August 5, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
Make sure to comment on my blogpost! That's how I will get the winner :) Thanks so much!
On  July 17, 2012Pam Bird (TpT Seller) asked:
These centers look like the students will really enjoy them. When I was reading through them I noticed that on page pg. 65 Writing Center options, there is a typing mistake. It reads- What makes "you" teacher special? Thanks.
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On  July 17, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
Just fixed this :)
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