Included in this pack are 6 activities to be used during literacy center time and all deal with the month of December. They are Common Core Aligned to 2nd and 3rd grade literacy standards. It will make center time a breeze for you!
*REVISED on 11/16/13*
*Baking Up Antonyms: Match up antonym pairs and record on sheet.
* Noun and Adjective Sort- Sort nouns and adjectives and record on sheet.
*Holiday Cause and Effect- Match up the cause and effect statements and record on sheet.
*Holiday-ish ABC Order- Place words into alphabetical order and record on sheet.
*Making Words: Use word cards (ornaments) to create words.
*Fluency Building Poems: 5 fluency building poems to be used in a Read to Someone center. Also included are 2 acrostic poem templates for kids to create their own poems. (NOTE: The 5 poems are included in my December Fluency Building Poems packet, which are for sale in my TpT store).
Common Core Alignment:
L.2.3 and L.3.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
L.2.5 and L.3.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.2.1 and L.3 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
RF.2.4b and RF.3.4b Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
L2.4e and L.3.4d Pre-requisite for using glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
RI.3.8 and RI.3.8 Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g. comparison, cause/effect, 1st/2nd/3rd in a sequence).