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2nd Grade Literacy Centers for December

November 13, 2018 by Emily

Here’s what will be inside once you open the December folder of the Bundle!

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

Suffix Word Building:This is great for vocabulary and understanding the meaning of root words along with their suffixes. Students will be making new meaning of words by adding suffixes and recording the meaning.

Compound Word Ice Cream Cones: A delicious center for your 2nd grade students! Your students will love making compound words out of the ice cream scoops. When they finish making a word, they can pair the word with the picture on the cone.

Character Cards: Responsibility: Character awareness is so very important in any grade. We thought it would be important to integrate literacy and character into each month. This month, the students will be reading the character card and clipping whether or not it is responsible.

Create Your Own Ending: This center is great for reading fluency, comprehension AND writing! Your students will love putting their own spin on the story ending for each of the passages!

Common and Proper Noun Matchup: This center is great because the students always have their favorite brands they see every day! They will be looking at the common nouns on the mat and matching the proper noun words with the common noun picture.

Vivid Verb Sliders: In November, you saw Vivid Verb Puzzles. This month, we added sentences so students could read the sentence using different verbs that have similar or the same meaning!

Idiom Mats: Sometimes, expressions and figures of speech are not understood by all our learners. That is why we focused on Idioms this month! Students will read the idiom and draw the literal meaning on the mat.

Fact Finding: These expository text passages are great for digging deep and finding all the similarities and differences. This center is perfect for practicing the skill of close reading and compare and contrast.

Reading Fluency Fun: Our students really appreciate whenever we can get creative. That’s why we created this center. Students can choose a sentence and read the sentence in whatever voice they choose! This one will surely be a hit in your classroom!

Glossary Skills: Reference skills are so very important if we want to build efficient readers and text detectives. We have included glossary mats with mats that ask questions about each mat.

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 Year-Long Literacy Centers for 1st and 2nd Grade. This resource was specifically made to create an impact in your classroom, 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!

December Literacy Centers for 2nd Grade

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