Included in this pack are 6 activities to be used during literacy center time and all deal with the the wintery month of January. They are Common Core Aligned to 2nd and 3rd grade literacy standards. It will make center time a breeze for you! All centers are easy to prepare with minimal prep work.
I typically laminate the student directions page and attach that to the top of a large envelope and then place the center inside of it.
*Winter ABC Order- Place words into alphabetical order and record on sheet.
*Making Words: Use word cards (snowflake) to create words. Students write their words on the recording sheet.
*Noun, Adjective and Verb Sort: Students will sort word cards into the correct pile and then record their findings on the recording sheet.
*Winter Writing Prompts: Students choose prompts (3 persuasive, 3 informative, and 3 narrative) to create a writing piece.
*Penguin Fact and Opinion: Students sort the statement cards into the fact or opinion pile and then record their answers.
*Make the Corrections: Students use their editing skills to correct wintry sentences. Students will make grammatical, punctuation and capitalization corrections. (TIP: I have laminated the sheets so that students just use a dry erase marker on the pages). Also included is an answer key.
Common Core Alignment:
L.2.4e and L.3.4d Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
L2.2d and L.3.2f Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words
W.2.1 and W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
W.2.2 and W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.2.3 and W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
L.3.1a Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
L.2.2 and L.3.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
RI.2.9 and RI.3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic