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First Grade Literacy Centers for January

December 20, 2017 by Emily

We can’t be more excited to share our January Centers with you!

[Click here to see our 1st and 2nd Grade Literacy Centers for the Year]

January Centers for First Grade

You will find a variety of phonics, language, vocabulary, and listening & speaking activities with these January centers.  We provided a great review of essential kindergarten skills, a solid start to first grade skills, and a preview to second grade skills.  These centers will be beneficial to any first grade classroom!

Sentence Scramble Puzzles: Students will produce sentences by rearranging the picture puzzles.

Research It: Students will ask and answer questions about key details in a text based on the task card prompts provided.

Diphthong Clip It: Students will know and apply grade level phonics (diphthongs) by identifying the correct diphthong based on the picture provided.

Sight Word Picture Matching: Students will recognize and read grade-appropriate sight words by matching the picture to the word.


Sequencing Station: Students will write narratives in which they recount sequenced events by rearranging the picture cards with the sequencing prompts.

Describe It: Students will describe the picture words by using three adjectives.

Story Details: Students will describe a story by using details from the picture prompts.

Using Commas: Students read the sentences and use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.

Define the Word: Students will define words (animals) by category and by one or more key attributes.

Shades of Meaning: Students will distinguish shades of meaning among verbs by sorting using the word mats.

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]

January Centers for First Grade

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