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Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade

Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade
Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade
Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade
Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade
Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade
Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade
Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade
Back to Basics- Literacy Activities for the Beginning of First Grade
Product Description
This pack was designed as a review of kindergarten standards for use at the beginning of first grade. I plan to use this pack as I do beginning of the year assessments as these centers are quick to explain and model and super engaging for students! They include hands- on activities and games! These stations align to the following Kindergarten Common Core Standards: RF.K.2 & RF.K.3

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This pack includes the following 8 centers:

**Rhyming Puzzles: Students will lay all puzzle pieces face down in the playing area. Players will take turns choosing two puzzle pieces. They will read each word and decide if they rhyme. If they do, they will put the puzzle together and keep it. If the pieces do not rhyme, they will lay the pieces back down. The player to make the most finished puzzles when all pieces are gone is the winner! {Recording sheet included}

**Sight Word Go Fish: Students will place cards face down in a pile. Each player will take 3 cards and look to see if they have any matches. If they do, they will lay the matches on the floor in front of them. Players will take turns asking for a word they need and if their partner has it, they will give it to them. If they do not, they will say ‘Go Fish!’ and the player who asked will take a card from the deck. The player with the most matches when all cards are gone is the winner! {Recording sheets included}

Sight words included: can, see, is, my, on, am, in, no, this, the, we, she, an, he, him, and, for, like, at, go, to, up, look, me, down, here, they, come, came, does, do, look, went, saw, was, play

**Choose and Cover: Each player will take a game board. Students will take turns choosing a picture card. They will both say the word and stretch the sounds. Students will push a counter in each box as they say a sound. After they have stretched the sounds, they will find the word on their game board and cover it with a counter. The first player to cover their entire board is the winner!

**Make It New: Students will take a change card and create the starting word using magnetic letters, letter tiles, or whatever manipulative you have on hand. They will put each letter in the box on the box card and say each sound. They will then blend the sounds together to say the word. They will follow the directions on the change card to make a new word.

**Match and Make: Students will match the word puzzle pieces to the correct sentence strip, using the picture clues. They will then read the sentence and use the letters to make a word to complete the sentence. Laminate the sentence strips and students can write the word directly on the sentence strip. {Recording Sheets included}

**Beginning Sound Bingo: One student will be the caller and will say the word, using the picture clue. Students will cover the letter that the word begins with. The first player to get 3 in a row is the winner and the new caller.

**Don't Break the Pencil: Students will play this game like memory. They will lay all cards face down in the playing area. Players will take turns choosing two cards. They are searching for the onset and rime that creates a word. A picture clue is provided to show students which word they are supposed to build. If they get a match, they keep the pair and go again. Watch out though! If you get a ‘Oh No! Broken Pencil’ card, you have to give one of your matches to your partner. The person with the most matches when all cards are gone is the winner!

**Take a Letter: Each player will take a playing mat. Place all letter cards in a baggie or container. Students will take turns pulling out a letter. Both players will look on their board and decide if they need the letter. If they do, they will write it on their board. Students may only write the letter once. Make sure they know letters that repeat on their board will come out of the baggie more than once. Once students complete a word, they will write it on the line. The first player to spell all of his or her words is the winner!

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