Looking for focused, Common Core and NWEA aligned balanced literacy center ideas? Want to give your students time to learn, practice, and apply their learning? Give these center packets a try - Give your students a Way to GROW with Ms Sutter resources!
This SAMPLE packet includes the target practice sheet for students to monitor their learning, figurative language practice and application, parts of speech practice and application, non-fiction comprehension, read and reflect letter and 5 W's, and a questioning center. Try the complete center packets in my store for all of the topics and new center packets biweekly! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Way-To-Grow-With-Ms-Sutter
Biweekly, I give my students a new packet covering the same major topics aligned to Common Core and the NWEA Des Cartes Continuum:
- Figurative Language
- Parts of Speech
- Fiction Reading Response
- Non-fiction Reading Response
- Questioning (for use with guided reading group)
Each topic has a practice center where they are introduced to a topic and an application center where they apply what they learned. These centers can be used for independent work time as well as collaborative learning in pairs and small groups. Students monitor their learning by rating how well they understood each center and their progress by noting when they complete each center.
In my class, students have two weeks of center work time (three 15-minute center rotations a day) to work on these at their own pace. The minimum expectation is for them to complete all of the practice centers and for my students looking for an additional challenge, they can move on to the application centers.