Back to School Literacy Centers Digital and Print

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Back to School Differentiated Literacy Centers for 2nd and 3rd Grade-This pack contains 10 literacy centers that are perfect to use for Back to School and beyond! I know how important differentiation is, so each center includes multiple ways to use these activities:

-“More support” option for students who are still developing in their understanding

- “More challenging” option for those students who are ready for the next step.

Prep once and you’re ready to go! Each activity also comes with a recording sheet.(unless otherwise noted).

Activities in this pack:

  • School Supply Sort- Nouns, verbs, and adjectives
  • School News- Central Topic and supporting details
  • Add an Ending- Adding the suffixes –ing and –ed to words (3 different sets!)
  • Class Time Shades of Meaning- Strong and weak words
  • Takes from the School Yard- Story starters
  • School Time Cause and Effect-. Cause and effect
  • School Time Categories- Categories
  • What Would You Do? Classroom Discussion- Collaborative discussions (No recording sheet)
  • Our Class Graph- Read a simple graph (No recording sheet)
  • Classroom Compound Words- Compound words


This pack also now includes a digital version of every back to school center! Great for the first few weeks of school distance learning or for use in your digital classroom! Please note that some activities are modified to better suit one student in a digital setting.


Need more center activities?

Check out the rest of the centers in the Center Days series:

School Days!

Fall Days!

Snow Days!

Spring Days!


Center Days! Literacy Centers for ALL YEAR


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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