These six literacy centers will be a great addition to any center rotation! They are intended to be used in either August or September...whenever you head back to school! Centers are aligned to 2nd and 3rd grade Common Core State Standards. These are great for 3rd graders to review skills already learned, so that it is kept fresh! All six centers also include recording sheets. These are very easy to use and provides great engagement for students! It will make center time a breeze for you! All centers are easy to prepare with minimal prep work.
I typically laminate the student directions page and attach that to the top of a large envelope and then place the center inside of it.
*Lunchtime ABC Order: Put the words into alphabetical order and record on sheet. (L.2.4e and L.3.4d)
*School Syllable Sort: Sort words into piles corresponding to 1, 2, or 3 syllables. Record on sheet. (RF.2.3 and RF.3.3)
*Picture Perfect Nouns: Sort the noun photographs into their correct category (person, place or thing) and record on sheet. (L.2.1 and L.3.1)
*Homophone Match-Up: Match each of the homophone pairs. On the recording sheet, write the word and a sentence it could be used in. (L.2.5 and L.3.5)
*Back to School Acrostic Poems: Students choose a poem template to create their own acrostic poem. Poem topics include: pencil, friends, autumn, school and crayon. (W3.10)
*Making Words: Students create as many words as they can, using the word "playground". (L.2.2d and L3.2f)