Thursday, March 28, 2013

April Literacy Centers

My 2nd April literacy centers are finally done and posted! I also posted the combo pack for both first and second grade. Just like last month, I put the Common Core standards on the menu. 

Here's a preview of the 2nd grade literacy centers: 

For Read and Comprehend, there are two choices: a nonfiction book  (with questions, a graphic organizer and an anticipation guide) and a fiction reading passage (with questions and graphic organizers). 

Dictionary Detectives: two page "dictionary" for students to practice dictionary skills. 

2 Read, Visualize, Draw

2 Read, Think, Match

Bossy R (bigger words than the 1st grade version)
ABC ORder (more words than the first grade version)
Egg-cellent Words: Contraction match or making words
Vowel Teams (ai, oa, ea, ay)

Sticker Story
Opinion writing
Roll and Write (a few prompts are different than first grade)
Post Office

Sentence scrambler (each sentence can be made in two ways)
Super Sentence (with adverbs)

Fix my Sentence: identify what's incorrect (capital, punctuation, or quotation marks)
Glue words (and, because, but, or)

1st Grade Literacy Centers:

Rebuild a Poem: 2 original poems with student sheet and sentence strips
2 Read, Visualize (with varying levels)
2 Read, think (easier than 2nd grade)
Read and Sequence

Sticker story
Picture prompt (2 choices)
Roll and Write
Post Office

Bossy R
Egg-cellent words (making words by matching egg parts)
Vowel Teams

Sentence Scrambler
Super sentence (no adverbs  in this one, but there is the "where" and "when" and adjectives)

Sentence Enders: Question or statement
Glue Words (and, but, because, or)

You can get these separately or together (COMBO pack) at my TPT store or Teacher's Notebook shop. I actually use some of the 2nd grade stuff for my more advanced students. I also use the 2nd grade stuff in my guided reading groups (like the Read and Comprehend or the Dictionary Detectives). I think I'll use Fix My Sentence in a small group setting too. 

Click on your shop of choice below:


1st Grade 

2nd Grade 



  1. These look great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Love these centers. I use them in my class.

  3. Awesome! Thanks for the chance!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  4. Your creations are always so should teach a class! Fingers crossed to win this packet...

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. Great ideas! You always keep centers fresh but reinforce concepts to perfection!

  6. Wow Sarah! These look amazing!! :)

  7. No need to look elsewhere if you are using your centers. They are easy to manage, loved by the kids and the rubric is a bonus! It makes everyone accountable. I have all of your first grade centers and would love to try one of your 2nd grade centers for my high readers. The second grade centers are on my wishlist for next year!

  8. They look great. Would love the second grade centre for my homeschooler. Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. Would love to win April's! I don't have that month yet!

  10. This looks really great!

  11. Thanks for making the combo packs. There is such a range of abilities in first grade! I've been using your first grade packs but have some students who need the second grade choices. My students and I thank you for the chance to win!!

  12. Wow your stuff looks great!! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  13. April literacy centers bringing around more of the facts which students must need to understand and hopefully it will give them every possible details for the future. formatting a novel manuscript