1st Grade Center Activities for July


I am in LOVE with the new centers we have for you this July.  I was sure to include a variety of Literacy Centers you can use with your firsties whether July is the beginning of the year or the end of the year.  Keep scrolling to see what’s in store for this month!

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I have some center ideas that incorporate skills that are typically great for June! Whether you write these ideas down and pull them from your sources, or you already own my 1st Grade Literacy Centers Bundle, you have stumbled upon the right place for all things 1st Grade Literacy Centers.

Word Families: Students will create words using the word family cards.

Read and Draw July: Students will read the directions and draw a picture as the instructions state.

What Would Happen If?  Students will work in pairs or groups to talk about “What Would Happen If” using the question prompts.

CVCC Puzzles: Students will say the sounds and blend the CVCC words.

Clip It “ed” Endings: Students will say the word and clip the sound they hear at the end of the word.

Count the Syllables: Students will say the sounds and blend the CVCC words.

Secret Code Words: Students will use the secret code to create the hidden words.

Sequencing Station: 1st Grade Center Activities for July Students will read the directions and pair the pictures with the directions.

Antonym Puzzles: Students will find the antonyms/opposites and match them.

Sentence Pyramid Fluency: Students will read the sentence pyramid fluency sentences and write the answer the question about the sentence.

Right now, I am sure you are probably thinking, “This is exactly what I have been looking for!!! How in the world do I get my hands on these?!?

We offer a Year-Long Literacy Centers for 1st and 2nd Grade.  This resource was specifically made to create an impact with your students, and to help you create a better work-life balance.  Take the guess work out of centers, so you can do what you do best…TEACH!

  • Student-Friendly Directions for Every Center
  • Hands-On and Engaging Activities
  • Recording/Accountability Sheets for Every Center
  • Flexible and nonseasonal centers to supplement your current curriculum.
  • Cohesive resource with a variety of centers to last you an entire year.
  • Consistent centers so you have minimal redirection.

[Check out our 1st and 2nd Grade Literacy Centers for the Year]

1st and 2nd Grade Literacy Centers for the YEAR!

Each month includes 10 Common Core Aligned Literacy Centers that can be rearranged and reused throughout the year! We have done the ground work for you! You don’t have to think about which standard each activity aligns to! It’s all laid out for you.

We have provided a scope and sequence so you can see exactly how the activities line up with the standards. That way, you don’t have to worry about what’s coming for those of you who plan far in advance.

Check out the Scope and Sequence here! We can’t wait until you see what’s inside!

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