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Do you struggle to keep students engaged during small groups or need students to spend more time practicing skills after they are finished with their work? These literacy centers are perfect for the weeks leading up to Halloween! Your students will love practicing phonics, grammar, sight words and writing with a spooky twist!
Each center comes in color and black/white, so you can decide what works best for your classroom. You'll also find a recording sheet for each activity for extra accountability.
The following activities are included. You can see examples of each activity by downloading the preview!
Halloween Hunt-Students walk around the room (or lay the cards around their area) and write the sight words beside the matching picture on their recording sheet. The following sight words are included: they, will, have, come, this, that, with, make, thing, every, because, just, only, other, very, from, again.
Rhyming Webs-Students match up the rhyming word pairs and show their thinking on the recording sheet. The following words pairs are included: jam/ham, can/fan, bat/cat, pen/ten, dog/log, box/fox, nut/cut, bug/hug, ball/fall, ant/plant, yarn/barn, saw/claw.
Spooky Sentences-Students read the word cards and put them in order to make a sentence. This center is great in a pocket chart or for stronger readers in your room. After building their sentences, students write them on the recording sheet. The following sentences are included:
Dressed Up Digraphs-Students should look at picture cards with missing letters and decide which digraph is needed to complete each word. When they're finished, students will write the entire word on their recording sheet. The following words are included:
Sweet Nouns-Students will read each word card and sort them by their type of noun. This center is ideal for small group work or for stronger readers in your class. After they have sorted their words, they should write them on the recording sheet. The following words are included:
Spooky Labeling-Students should use the word bank to label the Halloween pictures. You can choose to have them cut/paste the words or write them. Each picture has 5 missing words with a corresponding box. Students can use their knowledge of beginning and ending sounds to solve the words or you can use the pages without word cards to encourage inventive spelling.
Writing Pages-Students can use these writing pages to create their own Halloween stories. Each page comes in 4 versions (5 handwriting lines, 3 handwriting lines, 6 regular lines, 4 regular lines). The following pages are included:
These Halloween literacy stations are sure to keep your little readers engaged and learning during small groups, after their work is done, or at any other time during the day!