Are you looking for a language arts center that takes very little work to prepare and lasts for the entire year? Well you found it! Eggheads is a center that requires the children to unscramble 4 Fry words (the most commonly words used in the English language) each week that are hidden inside 4 plastic eggs. Once they have manipulated the letter cards and figured out each word they write it on their answer sheet. As they get more confident with the center, you can increase the difficulty by also having them write the word in a sentence correctly or by having them use their dictionary skills to find the appropriate definition for each word. This center offers an additional exposure to the Fry words, at the children's grade level, which leads to stronger reading and writing skills. Their phonetic and spelling knowledge will also be used as they unscramble each word and recognize how to spell actual words in the English language. Imagine what a great addition this center would be to your Daily 5 regiment in your classroom! The Egghead Words Center is also available for 2nd and 3rd grade.