This packet includes 54 pages for 4 centers, group, or whole group instruction. The written portion of the centers can also be used as a formative assessment of the current or previous skills you are focusing on. For each center there are also blank master templates for you to create your own version or additional skill. All of these centers are aligned to CCSS 1-5.RFS.3.
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The centers include:
Word Sorts- Included in this packet are blank templates for sorting words by vowel, blend, digraph, prefix, suffix, etc. The templates include sorts by 2-5 rules. Also included are premade sort words for each long and short vowel sound. There is an easy and a difficult sheet of 30 words for each vowel. This activity can be used as a scaffolding activity for primary grades as a whole group, then center, then individual group. For intermediate grades I would model whole group, then use this as a center or independent practice.
Making Words- For this center there are at least two making word shorts for each vowel. In this activity students have letters to cut out at the bottom of a worksheet. Students manipulate these letters in order to make words. Based on your discretion, students can make any words, or stick to a specific skill. All the letters eventually will be used to make a "mystery word". There is an answer key for each making words sheet that gives the answer to the mystery words. Because the other words built will be at your discretion, those are left blank. There are also blank templates for you to plug in your own mystery words to have students make words with.
Boggle- This activity works best as a group activity but could be done independently. Much like the popular board game students use the template and try to "make words". In order to use a letter to make a word they have to be touching by a complete side, not just a corner. Students can then use the boggle scores sheet to talk with their partners about the words they found. Cross off any words that partners have in common. Any unique words that another partner did not have will give the student a point per letter. There are 5 filled in boggle templates, a writing worksheet, and a score sheet with this activity. There is also a blank boggle master template for you to create your own board.
Read the Room- Another activity that can be done with the resources that are already in this product would be read the room. Students use the same templates as "word sorts" on page 4-7. The teacher would have students look for a specific skill (long or short vowel, compound word, prefix suffix, etc.) If doing vowel searches I often mix it up and have students search by vowel spelling, not just sound. Like in boggle, students can then use the boggle scores sheet to talk with their partners about the words they found. Cross off any words that partners have in common. Any unique words that another partner did not have will give the student a point per letter.
I have found with my 4th and 5th grade students I am able to model the expectations of the activity and students are able to quickly do these activities independently or in a small group. With 1st - 3rd grade students more scaffolding and "I do, We do, You do" was needed.
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