This product makes INSTANT CENTERS for any books you have. It's a useful item to have to "fall back" on or to use for substitutes as well. This English language arts skill sheet packet has 20 "header" cards for identification of book box or book bag contents to make your life easier when it comes to creating centers or homework with leveled books! It has four blank "write-in" header cards for skills not listed. It has a matching skill sheet for each header card.
The idea is that you supply the leveled books, and these skill sheets with matching header cards will make an instant center or instant homework assignments. This product is a way you can utilize your student’s “book boxes” or leveled book bags as literacy centers during your reading block, for homework, or for fast finishers.
It is a differentiated center if you supply books on each student’s reading level in their own book box or baggie. It’s appropriate because the header card skills are core aligned. It’s reasonable because it gives students a new exposure to their books each time the header card is changed so they read for a new purpose each time the skill sheets change. The header cards are especially nice if you have the kind of book bags that have a mini pocket in the front. I prefer, however, to use them with boxes.
My suggestion would be to change the header cards once a week and rotate the skill as the books change or vice versa. I included blank header cards for skill write-ins. Each header card has a matching recording sheet as well. Just load the books in the box or bag with the recording sheet and voila, you have a center or instant homework! See the preview for an idea of how to use this product.