First Grade Literacy Centers

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Do you want fun and engaging activities to set up your literacy centers? These activities are ideal for literacy centers or Daily 5 for first and second grade.There are a variety of No Prep writing, sorting activities, spelling, task cards, reading comprehension, vocabulary worksheets, character trait activities and independent contract work included in this pack. Your students will love undertaking these activities!

To buy these products individually it would cost you $39.25. By purchasing this bundle pack you will save a whopping 40% off.

Bundle package Includes

Literacy Choice Boards
Complete and Incomplete Sentences - Sorting Fun
Simple and Compound Sentences - Sorting Fun
Sight Word Sorting
Roll a Story - Aussie Theme
Create a Cupcake - Expanding Noun Groups
Poetic Features - Task Cards
Roll a Die - Spelling Games
Character Trait Activities
I Have Who Has Games - Sight Words
All About Me - Dice Games
Reading Comprehension - Dice Games
Higher Order Thinking Skills - Task Cards
Similes - Printables

Literacy Choice Boards
Included in this pack is 2 sets of 10 weekly literacy choice boards in color and black and white. There is one for each week of the term. The literacy choice boards are designed to use 4 days a week from Monday-Thursday.

Students select 2 boxes to work on a day during your literacy block. The duration of each activity is 20 minutes. Once they have completed a box they color their box in with a colored pencil. They work independently on each task while the teacher pulls out groups for guided reading/writing.

It is very user-friendly for students to use and understand as it is has visual clues for most boxes. Each week there are 4 activities that are the same: journal writing, read with a buddy, silent reading and read to self. Read to self is where they select a book from their book box (books catered for their ability level) and complete the activity. Other activities included in this literacy contract: are a variety of written and spelling activities and it also incorporates some activities with Mathematics and Science.

Fairy Tale Theme - Complete and Incomplete Sorting Fun
This fairy tale sentence sort is a fun and engaging way for your students to identify complete and incomplete sentences. For this activity students will read the sentences and sort them accordingly. This activity is great to use in your daily literacy centers.

Activity includes:
• Teacher Instruction page
• Magic Mirror headings for complete and incomplete sentences
• 32 sorting cards
• a recording sheet - photocopy twice and print back to back
• Answer sheet

Simply print and laminate the sheets onto hard card stock paper for durability.

Fall Theme - Simple and Compound Sentences - Sorting Fun
Fall Simple and Compound Sentences Sort is a fun and engaging way for your students to identify and revise their sentences. For this activity students will sort the sentences into the correct category: simple or compound. This activity is great to use in your daily literacy centers.

This pack includes two sets in color and black lined version:
• Teacher instruction sheet
• Fifteen Fall/Halloween simple sentences
• Fifteen Fall/Halloween compound sentences
• Two headers - simple and compound
• Student response sheet - black and white only
• Answer sheet - black and white only

Simply print and laminate the sheets onto hard card stock paper for durability. Then cut and the sorts are ready to be used in your literacy centers. Students could also copy their simple and compound sentences into their writing books.

Roll a Die - Spelling
These vibrantly colorful spelling dice games are a great activity for literacy centers.The games are targeted towards lower primary.

There are 4 different Roll a Die spelling games to choose from. I have also included a duplicate copy of two of the games with spelling changes to cater for Australian students (colour).

On each game it includes a variety of activities catering for various learning styles.

Roll a Story - Aussie Theme
Your students will love playing: 'Roll a Story.' It is based on Australian animals, landmarks and people. It is perfect for literacy centers, independent writing, modeled writing and guided writing sessions. Students roll a die 3 times.

1. Roll die - select character from table that matches die
2. Roll die select setting from the table that matches die
3. Roll a die - select problem from the table that matches die

Students then create a story with their character, setting and problem.

This pack includes:
* 2 roll a story games
* 2 black and white writing papers with cute clip art
* 2 writing papers with color clip art

Expanding Noun Groups- Create a Cupcake
Expanding Noun Groups (Create a cupcake) is a fun and engaging way for students to learn about expanding noun groups.

This pack includes ready to go printables that assists students to grasp the concepts of nouns and noun groups.

The pack consists of:

* Teacher instructions - how to complete the activities and ideas for differentiation.
* 16 (8 color, 8 black and white) cut and paste printable worksheets - students cut the top of the cupcakes and glue it to the matching base to create noun groups.For example - The yellow sun. These worksheets are for students who require extra support in literacy and it also helps develop their fine motor skills.
* 16 (8 color, 8 black and white) cut, write and paste worksheets. Students are to write an article and an adjective on the top of each cupcake. Then they cut and paste each one to the matching base. These worksheets are for students who require further extension.
* 1 answer sheet - answers to cut and paste worksheets. Answers will vary when students create their own noun groups.

Sight Word Sorting
This pack is a fun way for students to practice their sight words in class! This product includes 84 of the Dolch Pre-Primer and Primer Sight Words and is designed to get students to actively explore their words. There are a variety of sorts you can use in class, which are great to differentiate according to student's ability levels. The sorts include sorting words into:
- 2 letters and 3 letters
- 3 letters and 4 letters
- 4 letters and 5 letters
- short vowels and long vowels
- 1 syllable and 2 syllables

This sight word packet can be incorporated into the following: Literacy Centers, word work activities, choice boards, morning work, homework and whole class activities. This packet includes 2 sets of 10 sorts, colored and black and white versions. The colored version is great to use when modelling the sorts to the class and it can then be displayed on the bulletin board.

Task Cards - Poetic Features
These task cards (Poetic Features) are great to use when teaching poetry and vocabulary in your class. The task cards comprise of multiple choice questions and open ended responses for students who require extension. There are 4 sets of 24 task cards in this pack:

Set 1 - 24 task cards (ocean theme) - colored light chevron background - series of multiple choice questions

Set 2 - 24 task cards (ocean theme) - white background and colored clip art- same cards as above (good to print when trying to save on ink)

Set 3 - 24 task cards (ocean theme)- colored bold chevron background - extension cards

Set 4 - 24 task cards (ocean theme) - white background and colored clip art - extension cards -same as above.

These poetic feature task cards are designed for years 1-3. Students select a task card and answer the questions in their writing books or whiteboards.

The task cards are color coded:

*Blue cards - alliteration
*Green cards - similes
*Orange cards - similes and metaphors

The task cards also come with teacher instructions and an answer key for the multiple choice task cards.

Reading Comprehension - Dice Games
This packet contains 8 vibrantly colored reading comprehension, dice games that can be used with any book. The games are suitable for any primary grade level and can be used with a variety of stories and text types. The games will actively engage students and enhance their comprehension skills. This pack can be incorporated into your daily literacy centers, small group or independent work.

The Roll a Die activities include activities for before, during and after reading. Students will roll a die and complete the matching activity for the number. Students will:
* Make connections, visualize, make inferences, make predictions, form questions and summarize.
* Design new covers for their book
* Describe the settings, character qualities and appearances
* Higher Order Thinking skills (based on Debono's 6 thinking hats) - write about what they like, dislike, describe how characters felt and how they felt whilst reading the story.
* Word skills - hunt for rhyming words, endings, starting sounds and blends.
* Hunt and tally various punctuation marks - exclamation marks, full stops, question marks, capital letters and speech marks.

Roll a Die - All About Me
These engaging and fun dice games are a great activity for literacy centers.

There are 3 different Roll a Die games to choose from. I have also included a duplicate copy of two of the games with spelling changes to cater for Australian students (favourite, colour).

On each game it includes the following topics:
* List your favorite book
*Write about your favorite movie
*Who is your favorite superhero?
*Write about your most memorable moment at school.
* List your pets
* I am special because........
* List your favorite colors
* Draw and label your favorite sport
* Draw your family
* Write about your favorite subject.
* Create a collage of your favorite foods.
* Who is your best friend? What qualities do you like about him/her?
*When I grow up I want to be a........
*Create a list of things you like to do.
*Goals you hope to achieve
* My birthday is ..............
* Draw and label your home
*Describe your appearance

Character Trait Activities
Chracter Traits - This pack has everything you need when undertaking a unit on character traits. There are a variety of great activities for students to consolidate their understanding of character traits. These activities would be great to use in: Reading and Writing Activities, Literacy Centers or Morning Work.

The pack entails the following:

* 2 pages - Teacher instructions

*92 vibrantly coloured word wall cards - character traits

* 5 cloze activities and answer sheets of characters from the stories Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and Halloween characters.

*7 Concept Maps - students write descriptive words about the appearance and qualities of characters.

* Graphic organizers - 1 A-Z list of character traits, 4 Wanted Posters (magician, wolf, grandma and Little Red Riding Hood).

* Color in the character traits of the monster

Task Cards - Higher Order Thinking Skills
This pack includes 2 sets of 25 engaging task cards which promote students higher order thinking skills. It includes a zip folder which contains:
• 25 colored task cards
• 25 black & white task cards

The cards are based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Edward Debono's 6 thinking hats. Included are superhero cliparts to capture student's attention and to get them thinking about characters.

Simply print and laminate to use for a variety of activities in class. It caters for all grades in Primary. The black and white set is great to reproduce to save on ink and can therefore produce multiple copies for your literacy centers.

Similes - Printables
This ocean theme, similes pack is sure to engage your students and provide them with a fun way of learning their similes and enhancing their vocabulary skills and descriptive writing.

This pack includes:
- anchor chart - what is a simile
- 10 black and white worksheets - complete the simile
- 10 colored worksheets - complete the simile
- 10 ocean themed writing paper for students to write descriptions

Sight Words - I Have Who Has Games
I Have, Who Has Game Card Bundle pack (superhero theme) is designed for students to practice their sight words. This bundle pack includes 3 popular 'I Have, Who Has?' games. This bundle pack allows you to differentiate according to the students ability levels in your class. In total, there are 93 sight words included:

*Game 1 - Pre-Primer - 31 selected words: a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red and run.

* Game 2 - Primer - 31 selected words: all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, out, out, please, pretty, ran and ride.

* Game 3 - 1st Grade: after, again, an, any, ask, as, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going, had, has, her, him, his, her, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put and round.

These games are very engaging and a heap of fun for the whole class to play. Perfect for daily revision for students to practice their sight words. Also great for transitions during subjects or before lunch and home time. Hope your students enjoy these brightly colored and fun games!

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First Grade Literacy Centers
First Grade Literacy Centers
First Grade Literacy Centers
First Grade Literacy Centers