As you scan these activities, you may be wondering, "Will these be effective in my classroom?'
Most of these activities were developed for 3rd and 5th grade inclusion classrooms, with enrichment and accommodations included. Therefore, these activities are effective for a wide range of learning levels. They can be used as stations or whole class activities. Also, they were implemented throughout the entire year, so they cover a variety of topics, including:
-roots and affixes
-reading and responding
-and much more!
I pride myself in creating activities that are more interesting, engaging, and targeted than something you'd buy in a store. When you post a new center called "Bueno Brothers Bean Dip," or "Artsy Fartsy"; or your kids are doing cheers in the back of the room with "Cheerleading", you increase motivation in an instant. And isn't student motivation what we all strive for?
Finally, these centers have been edited and perfected over numerous school years. They reflect current strategies to best serve your students. Each center includes an objective and a simple rubric. Use the Resources for Implementing Literacy Centers at the end of the document to get started. After that, your centers will run themselves!
Thanks for looking. Checkout the notes in the preview document for Common Core Alignment. I hope you'll see the engagement and growth that I've seen with these literacy centers!