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Do you need a literacy unit for the month of September? This resource may be for you! Easy Prep September Themed Cross Curricular Literacy Unit Activities & Centers for Lower Elementary Children! Resource includes calendar, literature list, writing station words, classroom books, student booklets, worksheets, art projects, literacy centers and math centers.
Resource Prep: Each activity below includes the prep needed to do activity with students in the description. It may include just copying worksheet or printing, laminating and cutting center games. Each direction to games are located on one of the game sheets for student use.
Resource Includes the Following:
⚉ September Calendar
⚉ September Literature List
⚉ September Writing Station Words
⚉ Literacy Activities for the Stories: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons & Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
⚉ Classroom Books
⚉ Student Booklets
⚉ Student Worksheets
⚉ Art Projects
⚉ September Literacy Centers
⚉ SeptemberMath Centers
Print and use in for classroom activities and/or send home to parents to let them know the monthly activities and lessons being taught.
Choose books from the list to read to your students and to use in literature activities.
Print and laminate a few colored copies of the Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
“What Have You Lost? “ Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw what they have lost before. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
“How Many Buttons” Student Booklet: Students color and write their numbers practicing their color and number words. You can copy the pages on regular paper, they are printed so you can copy back to back to make individual student booklets.
Pete the Cat Story Parts: (2 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story Parts organizer, naming and drawing each of the parts of the story in the appropriate box..
Pete the Cat Story Retelling : (2 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, putting the story in sequential order, beginning, middle and end. They can either draw or write their answers on the sheet in the appropriate box.
Button and No Button Graphs: (2 types): Copy this sheet for each student and have them record how many people in their class are wearing clothes with buttons and those who do not have any buttons. Chart number using either of the graphs provided.
Pete the Cat Art Project: Have students make their own Pete the Cat using the templates, colored paper and buttons. This project can be done as a center, or with a parent or buddy help with younger students.
“School, School What Do You See?” Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw the color of something they see at school. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
“I See” Student Booklet: Copy and assemble each of the “I See: booklets for each students . There are two booklet pages to each sheet with one cover and 8 color pages.. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students write down something they see of that color and then draw the item on the page with that color.
“Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See” Organizer: (3 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, putting the story in sequential order. They can either draw or write their answers on the sheet in the appropriate box.
Brown Bear Art Project: Have students make their own brown bear. using paper plates,, paint and construction paper cutouts. This project can be done as a center, or with parent or buddy help with younger students.
Buttons Short Vowel Switch Word Game: Students insert vowels buttons onto line on the word cards and make words, consonant and consonant blends are included in resource. Students can write words on white boards, paper or the 14 Make A Word sheets for students to write their words on. Can be used with the story Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.
Animal Color Word Match Games: Memory Game: Children can play this by placing the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if the animals or stars color matches the color word. If it does they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game. Matching Game: Use the two sets of the cards and students play as above, but must match the two colors of the animals or stars or the two color words that are the same.. The person who has the most matches wins he game. Can be used with the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Sequence / Number Order Game: Students put the characters of the story in sequential order. I have a set with numerals on them and one without.
Button Mats: Use these button mats with students to help them with their one-to-one correspondence and counting skills. Print and laminate the cards so students can place the correct number of buttons that corresponds with the numeral on the page and also practice writing the numerals with markers. Can be used with the story Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.
Animal Roll and Cover: (2 different games) One Dice Roll: Roll one die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins! Two Dice Roll: Roll two die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers win
Kids have some September literacy fun while learning a variety of skills!