Engage your students in a fun packet of 8 literacy centers for first grade. Students sort long vowels, make sentences, sort ai and ay dipthongs, practice alphabetical order, work with syllables and vocabulary, match ou and ow words and pictures, and review nouns! Use these during March, April, and May to practice and reinforce literacy skills. The activities are perfect for early finishers, literacy tubs or stations, and guided reading instruction.
Each of the centers has a description card and recording sheet(s). Center choice pocket chart cards and a student menu are also included.
The centers are:
- Spring Days – Long Vowel Sort
Sort the pictures into 3 categories: long i, long o, and long u words. Write each word under the correct heading on the recoding sheet.
- Buggy for Spring – Sentence Scramble
Put the words in order to make sentences. Write the sentences on the recording sheet.
- Spring Bubble Fun – Dipthong Sort
Read the long a words with the ai and ay sound spellings. Write each word under the correct heading on the recording sheet.
- Spring is in the Air – Alphabetical Order
Put the words in alphabetical order. Write the words on the recording sheet.
- Rain, Rain, Go Away – Syllable Sort
Sort the pictures into one, two, and three syllable words. Write each word under the correct heading on the recording sheet.
- Spring Gardening – Vocabulary Sort
Read and sort the word cards into two categories: fruits and vegetables. Cut and glue each picture under the correct heading on the recording sheet.
- Spring Chicks - Dipthong Match: ou and ow
Read the words with the ou and ow sound spellings. Match the words to the pictures. Write the answers on the recording sheet.
- A Very Bunny Spring – Noun Sort: Places and Things
Sort the pictures into two categories: places and things. Write each word under the correct heading on the recording sheet.
Each of the centers has a ★Bonus activity. The activities can be used for students who need an extra challenge and/or for early finishers.
Answer sheets are included in the packet.
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