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5th Grade Literacy Centers Set 2, {Aligned with Journeys by HMH}

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At last, Reading, Language and Writing Centers designed specifically for Fifth Grade students that will help on their reading journey.

These centers follow the same skill sequence as the 5th grade Journeys series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt*. The centers can stand on their own. You do not have to be using this reading text book in order to use the centers in your classroom.

There are six literacy centers for each of the five weeks. Set 2 is for weeks 6-10. 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 this set. Each week has six centers:

Read About It: Students read independently, either a book you choose or they choose. At the end of the period students write a brief paragraph reflection that focuses on the weekly reading skill.
-Cause and Effect
-Understanding Characters
-Author's Purpose
-Conclusions and Generalizations
-Main Idea and Details

Chat About It: Students read with a partner using books you've placed in the center. Then students use the thinkmarks to help them discuss the weekly reading comprehension strategy and mark that they've finished the center.
-Analyze and Evaluate
-Infer and Predict
-Monitor and Clarify

Listen to It: In this center the students are with a partner again to practice fluency. They take turns reading aloud a text (self selected or teacher selected.) The fluency text is not included in this packet. Then they rate themselves on their fluency.
-Adjust Rate to Purpose
-Phrasing: Punctuation

Just a Word About It: For this center, students focus on a word study skill with an activity that can be played with a partner, small group, or on their own. They they complete four short written practices for the week. This student practice page is 1 page with 12 to 15 questions for the week.
-Synonyms and Antonyms
-Adages and Proverbs
-Prefixes,en-, em-, re-, pre-, pro-
-Greek and Latin Roots
-Shades of Meaning

Be Right About It: This center focuses on grammar and writing mechanics skills. One set of task cards is included (24 cards) Students write the answers on a recording sheet, and they can check their own work with an answer sheet. They they complete four short written practices for the week. This student practice page is 1 page with 12 to 15 questions for the week.
-Direct and Indirect Objects
-Complex Sentences
-Direct Quotations and Interjections

Write About It; The students work independently and go through the writing process to complete one short piece of writing for weeks 1, 2, and 3. During weeks 4 and 5 they go through the writing process again, but they write a longer piece of writing. focuses on writing, writing process and writing traits
Set 1 focus: Informative Writing
-Procedural Composition
-Compare/Contrast Essay
-Cause-and-Effect Essay
-Research Report (two weeks)

You can download Week 16 for free! Click on this link to be directed to my blog where I have the free sample.
Fifth Grade Literacy Centers, Week 16, Free!

**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 all the fifth grade units: 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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