This pack includes a book list with lesson ideas and 4 literacy centers that are already adapted for differentiation among your class for whole group to small group to independent.
Book list– This list contains books (fiction and nonfiction) that you can use to connect with your life cycles theme.
Compare and contrasting– Three different Venn Diagrams to use as a whole class, small group, or independently with your students after reading.
Beginning and Ending Sounds– These two activities are great for reviewing listening to ALL sounds while using images from the mentor text. Ending sounds can be especially tricky with those silent e’s that can get forgotten!
Building Sentences-- Sort cards by color or picture, then arrange them into a sentence, and write on recording sheet. Each sentence has a different punctuation mark so be careful!
Letter, Word, Sentence– Good readers and writers should know how to tell between the three. This center lets them sort and record!