5th Grade Literacy Centers Bundle, Sets 1- 6, {Aligned with Journeys by HMH}

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At last, Literacy Centers designed specifically for Fifth grade students that will help them on their reading journey.

For a more complete look at how these centers are organized you can download the free centers for Week 16 from my blog.
Click on this link to be directed to my blog where I have the free sample.
Fifth Grade Literacy Centers, Week 16, Free!

This is a general description of the centers. You can see a list of specific skills and concepts covered in each set by downloading the preview from above.

There are six literacy centers for each of the five weeks. This bundle has 6 sets with 5 weeks of centers in each week. That's 30 weeks of centers!

The literacy centers in this packet are designed to give your students time to practice the literacy skills and strategies that have been presented in class lessons. You do not have to use all six centers every week. Choose the centers that meet the needs of your students and your curriculum.

There are five weeks of centers in each set and each week has six centers:

Read About It: independent reading, students write a reflection that focuses on the weekly reading skill. Students read a book at their independent reading level, chosen by themselves or by the teacher. As they read they should be thinking about the focus skill for the week and writing thinking notes to stick in their book. Three to five minutes before the end of the center time the student should choose one of their thinking notes to write more about on their Literacy Center page.

Chat About It: partner reading, students discuss the weekly reading comprehension strategy. For this center, students choose a partner and a book to read together. They decide how to take turns reading; paragraph by paragraph or page by page. Using the Thinkmark, they stop once in a while to discuss the focus strategy. For accountability the students simply fill in the title of the text and circle yes or no if they discussed the reading strategy.

Listen to It: partner reading to practice fluency. This center is a way for students to practice fluency skills. The students take turns being a reader and a listener. As the reader they practice their accuracy, pace, phrasing, etc. As a listener they are encouraging and helping the reader improve his/her fluency skills. On the Literacy Center page each student fills in the title of the text, give a rating (1 to 5) and tell one thing done well (shine) and one thing to improve upon (refine).

Just a Word About It: independent work, focuses on word study skills. This center has two parts. You can choose to do one or both parts. The first is a hands-on activity or game that can be played several times through the week. The second is a short written practice with five sections. Students can be required to complete one section each day or work at their own pace and turn it in by the end of the week. The teacher can also individualize and require some students to complete fewer sections.

Be Right About It: independent work, focuses on grammar, and writing mechanics skills. This center also has two parts. One is a hands-on activity that can be played several times through the week. The other is a short written practice divided into 4 sections. Students can complete just a few or all of the five sections through the week.

Write About It; independent work, focuses on writing, writing process and writing traits. In this center, students work through the writing process during the week to complete one piece of writing. For weeks 1, 2 and 3 students follow these steps; sketch, brainstorm (plan/organize), draft, revise, edit, write final copy. The entire process should be finished by the end of the week. During weeks 4 and 5 the students work on a longer piece of writing. Brainstorming and planning are completed in week 4 and the drafting, revising, editing and final copy are completed during week 5.

These centers coordinate with the 5th grade Journeys series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt*. The centers can stand on their own and you do not have to be using this reading text book in order to use the centers in your classroom.

**These materials were prepared by Debra Crockett (Crockett’s Classroom) and have neither been developed, reviewed, nor endorsed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, publisher of the original Journeys Common Core Reading on which this material is based.

This link will take you to the individual sets of the literacy center sets for 5th grade:
Fifth Grade Literacy Centers

If you have any questions you can contact me through the Product Q and A on this page, or email: crockettsclassroomaz@gmail.com

Created by Debbie Crockett
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5th Grade Literacy Centers Bundle,  Sets 1- 6, {Aligned wi
5th Grade Literacy Centers Bundle,  Sets 1- 6, {Aligned wi
5th Grade Literacy Centers Bundle,  Sets 1- 6, {Aligned wi
5th Grade Literacy Centers Bundle,  Sets 1- 6, {Aligned wi
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