Do you use reading centers in your classroom? Or are you wanting to use them? Either way, this free reading centers starter pack is just what you need!
In order for my centers to be effective and my center time to have the biggest impact, I keep my reading centers consistent throughout the year. The centers themselves (directions and how to play) don’t change, only the content does.
I will occasionally introduce a new game (Spoons, for example) and use seasonal centers to spice things up a bit. However, for the most part, my centers are consistent and my students know how to complete their centers like the back of their hands.
Since I use such consistent centers, I needed a set of centers to use at the beginning of the year. So, this reading center starter pack was born!
This resource includes four different types of reading centers and eight reading centers in all. The texts are all written at an end of 3rd grade reading level, making them perfect to introduce centers to your 4th and 5th graders at the beginning of the year. You may choose to use all of them or only the ones that fit your needs and your students’ needs.
The reading centers I have included are all reading centers I have personally used with my students. In my TeachersPayTeachers store, I have complete sets of these reading centers that cover tons of reading skills. Ideally, this reading center starter pack is meant to be used with those centers.
Using the centers in this starter pack in conjunction with the full resource centers (available for purchase) will start the students off on the right path and allow you to get all of your centers introduced in the first month of school.
Here are the full resources available that are available for purchase:
This reading center starter pack allows me to:
1.) Introduce all of my consistent reading centers in the first two weeks of school.
2.) Teach and reteach the center expectations in a meaningful way (using the actual centers the students will be using all year).
3.) Ensure my students know exactly how to complete each center (quality and quantity).
4.) Clear up any misconceptions about my center expectations
How is this reading center starter pack different from my complete grade level sets?
1.) It includes review skills from the grade level below.
2.) It does not include any tricky questions. The questions are all straightforward.
3.) The texts are written at a lower level.
By using this starter pack to introduce your reading centers, you can ensure that your students are focusing on learning the procedures and expectations of reading centers, and not struggling with the content. Productive struggle has its place but not when you are really wanting the students to master the format of instruction/practice.
**The reading centers are exclusive to this set. They were created specifically for this starter pack.**
I wanted to offer this starter pack for free because I believe that much in the value of starting your students off on the right foot!
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