Halloween Activities: Literacy Centers: LEVEL 1
★ DIBELS Onset Rime Trick or Treat Literacy Center Activities Level 1
★ Match each Trick or Treater to a Halloween House to make a word…
★ Real or Nonsense? Halloween graphics print nicely in color or grayscale.
★ All c-v-c words and some cc-v-c words, but you do not have to use the consonant digraphs for onsets unless students are ready.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2c Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Phonics and Word Recognition
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
♥ You can view my other Halloween Literacy and Math Centers by clicking on any of the GREEN links below... Happy Halloween!
★ 23 Page Download
★ 3 Ways to Play
★ 24 different Halloween Trick or Treaters with onsets (beginning sounds and digraphs) match up to a variety of Halloween houses with rimes (–at, -ip, um, ed, ot, etc.).
★ Optional Halloween themed recording sheets for students to write the cvc onset rime words they form.
★ Play as a simple pick a Halloween Trick or Treater and match it to a Halloween House with a rime that forms a word.
★ OR play “Real or Nonsense?”
★ Halloween Trick or Treater onset cards can be placed in a decorated copy paper lid (Halloween scenery for sides inside and out are provided).
♥ I have a Level 2 Halloween Version that you can find in my products listings. It can be added to set one gradually to make the activity more difficult and differentiate students’ practice.
These directions are for printing the Halloween Trick or Treater cards with onsets back to back so they look attractive when placed face down. OR You can simply print the file as is, and leave the back sides of the Halloween Trick or Treaters onset cards plain, OR you can glue the backings onto the cards.
Print page 1 and 2 (these directions and TPT information).
Print page 3 – Halloween Trick or Treaters with onsets (beginning consonants and digraphs)
Place page 3 in the printer’s paper tray face up and facing you.
Print page 4, and the reverse images of the Trick or Treaters will print out on the back.
Print page 5 – more Halloween Trick or Treaters with onsets
Place page 5 back in the printer’s paper tray face up and facing you.
Print page 6, and the reverse images of the Halloween Trick or Treaters will print out on the back.
Print pages 7-22. Pages 7-13 are Halloween Houses gameboards with rimes on them. 5 of the Halloween House gameboards each have 6 rimes sorted by vowels. I have also made 2 gameboards with 12 rimes and mixed vowels for more advanced students. Print as many of each gameboard as needed.
Pages 14, 15, 16, & 17 are the optional recording sheets. One sheet is for students to record the real cvc words they build. The other one is for the second way to use this activity where the students decide if a word is real or nonsense.
Pages 18 and 19 contain 2 Halloween Spook-Tacular Word Builder Awards.
Pages 20, 21, 22, and 23 are 4 pages full of Halloween scenery to fold in half the long way and place over the edge of the file folder or copy paper box lid.
Cut the Halloween Trick or Treater onset sheets on the paper cutter into 12 square cards each. Onset cards can simply be placed text side down, and children draw a Trick or Treater onset card OR for more fun, decorate a file folder box lid with the 4 pages of Halloween scenery (included), and place the trick or treater onsets text side down in the lid.
Then the player picks a Trick or Treater onset card from the lid and blends the onset (beginning sound) that is on the card to the rimes (word chunks) that are on the houses. The Trick or Treater onset card can be placed on any Halloween House that has a rime that can be made into a word. The winner is the first student to fill the Halloween Houses on his or her gameboard with Trick or Treaters. This activity can grow with your students at various levels of blending onsets and rimes. I have a Level 2 Version that you can find in my products listings. It can be added to set one gradually to make the activity more difficult and differentiate students’ practice.
Another Way to Play – Real or Nonsense
Students pick an onset student rime card and see which words they can create with one gameboard. They record the real words in the first column and the nonsense words in the second column. I have included 4 recording sheets set up for this activity.
You can see my other Halloween Products by clicking on any of these links:
Halloween Build A Word Wheels
– Set 1 – Different Ways To Use and Record – 63 Different Combinations of Wheels, so you can make 63 Word Builder Wheels with this set! - Includes 4 Word Builder Awards and 8 Recording Sheets – Great for Differentiating Word Building Practice with your students - 7 inner wheels and 9 outer wheels.
Halloween Candy Corn Compound Words Puzzles
– 96 Compound Words - Self Correcting!
8 sets with 12 different compound words in each set. 20 Page Download
Answer keys, 4 optional recording sheets and 4 awards are included. 1 blank set of candy corn puzzles and answer cards in case you’d like to make some additional compound words you need.
Halloween Counting and Skip Counting Activities
- 30 Page Download - 60 Different Trick or Treaters make this activity perfect for a Halloween review of counting and skip counting by ones, twos, fives and tens to 100.
Halloween Emergent Readers - 2 Different Reading Levels
- 3 Books -4 Versions of Each -26 Page Download -
Easy Assembly – 12 books in all-8 Pages Per Book - Use for guided reading, and send home for extra practice.
Halloween Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities – 5 Different Game Boards Set 1
– All Halloween Themed - Contains spinners, gameboards, recording sheets, and awards. This file contains 5 different Halloween game boards for the first 100 Dolch sight vocabulary words. I have included 6 spinners.
Halloween Sight Word Literacy Centers Gameboard Activities – 5 Different Games – Set 2
– Last 120 Dolch Sight Words - This file contains 5 different gameboards for the last 109 Dolch sight vocabulary words. (First 111 Dolch words are on Set 1). Spinners, Gameboards, Recording Sheets, and Awards.
Halloween Sight Word Activities Ghost BOOsters! - First 100 Dolch Words
– Memory and Ghost BOOsters Card Game - 10 Sets – 5 Ways to Play - 55 page download - First 100 Dolch Words. (See set 2 in my other product listings for the last 120 Dolch Words.) You can print it out as is, but it is designed to be printed out back to back with 10 different sets of HALLOWEEN graphics printing on the reverse side to keep the 10 sets separate. Optional recording sheets with matching graphics and 4 Ghost-BOOsters Awards.
Halloween Spook-tacular Antonyms Literacy Centers
Recording Sheets and Award - 120 Words (60 pairs of antonyms) – 60 Different Trick-or-Treaters Match Up to Halloween Houses! - 4 Ways to Play - 29 page download – 5 complete sets with different backings and print color to keep them separate
Halloween Spook-tacular Contractions Literacy Center Activities
- Recording Sheets and Award -
23 Page Download – 48 Contractions – 4 different sets with 12 different pairs in each set. Students match contractions to the words from which they are made.
Halloween Spook-tacular Synonyms Literacy Centers
- Recording Sheets & Award (60 pairs of synonyms) and 60 Trick or Treaters in different costumes match up to Halloween houses for trick or treat!
4 Ways to Play -29 page download – 120 Words - 5 complete sets with different backings and print color to keep them separate.
Halloween Trick or Treat Onset Rime DIBELS Literacy Center Activities
– Match each Trick or Treater to a Halloween House to make a word… Real or Nonsense? Prints nicely in color or grayscale. All c-v-c words and some cc-v-c words, but you do not have to use the consonant digraphs for onsets.
23 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play - 24 different Trick or Treaters with onsets (beginning sounds and digraphs) match up to a variety of Halloween houses with rimes (–at, -ip, um, ed, ot, etc.). Optional recording sheets for students to write the cvc onset rime words they form. Play as a simple pick a Trick or Treater and match it to a Halloween House with a rime that forms a word. OR play “Real or Nonsense?” Trick or Treater onset cards can be placed in a decorated copy paper lid (Halloween scenery for sides inside and out provided). I have a Level 2 Version that you can find in my products listings. It can be added to set one gradually to make the activity more difficult and differentiate students’ practice.
Halloween SPOOKtacular! Trick or Treat Literacy Center Activities – Level 2 -
Onset Rime – Match each Trick or Treater to a Halloween House to make a word… Real or Nonsense? 48 onsets and 84 rimes- Prints nicely in color or grayscale. 34 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play - 48 different Trick or Treaters with onsets (beginning sounds, digraphs, blends and trigraphs) match up to a variety of Halloween houses with more complex rimes than in set 1 (–ear, -ight, ain, eat, end, etc.). Optional recording sheets for students to write the words they form. Play as a simple pick a Trick or Treater and match it to a Halloween House with a rime that forms a word. OR play “Real or Nonsense?” Trick or Treater onset cards can be placed in a decorated copy paper lid (Halloween scenery for sides inside and out provided). I have a Level 1 Version (a smaller file and only $2.95) that you can find in my products listings. It can be combined with this set to make it easier for students who have a difficult time with this level. It contains just short vowel c-v-c words. Adding this set will allow you to truly differentiate.
FREE - Halloween Literacy Center Activities –
Matching Upper and Lower Case Letters and Counting to 20 and Award Certificates - 14 Page Download - 4 Ways to Play - 72 different Halloween Costumes in All -
Halloween costume graphics with the lower case letters of the alphabet match up to other Halloween costume graphics with the upper case letters. Numbers 1-20 to arrange in order as well. Optional recording sheets for students to write the alphabet and the numbers. 6 Different Spooktacular Award Certificates at various levels.
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