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By choosing this  resource, you will be getting digital downloads for both the first grade and second grade literacy centers for the entire year!  These make great literacy activities for your small groups!

Included In This Bundle:
1st Grade Literacy Centers for the Year
2nd Grade Literacy Centers for the Year

1st Grade Literacy Centers

January Centers

  1. Sentence Scramble Puzzles (16 puzzles)
  2. Research It (20 task cards)
  3. Diphthong Clip It (48 cards)
  4. Sight Word Puzzles (11 mats, 88 puzzle cards)
  5. Sequencing Station (8 mats, 48 pictures)
  6. Describe It (28 picture cards, 48 descriptive word cards)
  7. Story Details (9 story mats)
  8. Using Commas (30 cards)
  9. Define the Word (24 cards)
  10. Shades of Meaning (14 mats, 84 cards)

February Centers

  1. Who What Where (3 sorting mats, 54 cards)
  2. Sight Word Sign Language (sign language chart, 50 mats)
  3. Singular and Plural Noun Puzzles (32 puzzles)
  4. Syllable Puzzles (80 puzzle)
  5. Rhyming Match Up (22 mats, 66 cards)
  6. Preposition Puzzles (18 puzzles)
  7. Story Details (9 story mats)
  8. Making Words (1 mat, 51 letter cards)
  9. Name as Many (10 mats)
  10. Shades of Meaning (24 mats, 24 matching cards)

March Centers:

  1. Read and Draw (10 mats)
  2. Character Trait Sort (9 mats, 72 sentence strips)
  3. R Controlled Vowels Football (5 mats, 14 cards – 7 picture, 7 word)
  4. Poppin’ Sight Word Bubbles (25 mats)
  5. Sentence Scramble Puzzles (16 puzzles)
  6. Build a Caterpillar: Vowel Teams (9 cards, 45 picture cards)
  7. Paragraph Editing (20 mats, 1 anchor chart)
  8. Compare and Contrast (1 mat, 12 cards)
  9. Find the Middle Sound (40 letter tiles, 90 cards)
  10. Making Rhyming Words (60 letter tiles, 73 cards)

April Centers:

  1. Read and Draw (10 mats)
  2. Sight Word Sentence Mats (24 mats)
  3. Types of Sentences (48 cards)
  4. Ending Blends (22 cards)
  5. Build a Caterpillar: Trigraphs (7 cards, 46 cards)
  6. Alphabetical Order (25 cards, 10 words per card)
  7. Fact and Opinion Sort (2 mats, 32 cards)
  8. Inferences (32 cards)
  9. Would You Rather (30 discussion prompts)
  10. Collective Noun Puzzles (14 puzzles)

May Centers:

  1. Text Message Fluency (16 mats)
  2. Prefixes and Suffixes (32 cards, 32 base word cards)
  3. Reader’s Theatre Scripts (16 scripts)
  4. Idioms Memory (68 cards: 34 idiom, 34 answer)
  5. Paragraph Editing Mats (20 mats, 1 editing chart)
  6. Circus Sentence Puzzles (17 puzzles)
  7. Poetry Mats (10 mats)
  8. Making New Words with “E” (16 cards)
  9. Create Your Own Story (2 mat options, 22 cards)
  10. Main Idea and Details (10 mats)

June Centers:

  1. Sight Word Sentence Mats (24 mats)
  2. Multiple Meaning Word Puzzles (14 puzzles)
  3. Common and Proper Nouns Sort (2 mats, 24 cards)
  4. Sentence Scramble Puzzles (16 puzzles)
  5. Sight Word Phrase Hunt (20 mats)
  6. Name 10 (30 mats)
  7. Verb Tense Sentences (16 cards)
  8. Fluency Poems (16 poems each with comprehension cards)
  9. Author’s Purpose (20 cards)
  10. Comprehension Mats (20 cards)

July Centers:

  1. Word Families (44 sets)
  2. Read and Draw (10 mats)
  3. What Would Happen If? (30 discussion prompts)
  4. CVCC Puzzles (40 cards)
  5. Clip It -ed Endings (55 cards)
  6. Count the Syllables (3 headers, 74 cards)
  7. Secret Code Words (2 code word keys, 25 cards)
  8. Sequencing Station (6 mats, 48 picture cards)
  9. Antonym Puzzles (11 puzzles)
  10. Sentence Pyramid Fluency (20 mats)

August Centers:

  1. Beginning Sound Hunt (26 mats)
  2. CVC Puzzles (158 cards, 64 letter tiles)
  3. Ask a Partner (30 question cards)
  4. Synonym Puzzles (32 cards)
  5. Letter Matching Puzzles (26 puzzles)
  6. Sight Word Cakes (100 sight word candles, 6 cake mats)
  7. How Many Sounds (18 cards)
  8. Sorting Mats (8 mats, 72 cards)
  9. Picture the Word (1 drawing mat, 52 word cards, 52 picture cards)
  10. Build a Caterpillar: Digraphs (8 cards, 65 picture cards)

September Centers

  1. Clip a Syllable (30 cards)
  2. Onset Rime Word Building (142 tiles)
  3. Beginning Sound Word Hunt (9 mats, 208 picture cards)
  4. End Punctuation Sort (1 mat, 72 cards)
  5. Ice Cream Letter Matching (52 pieces)
  6. Let’s Sort (6 mats, 72 cards)
  7. Match the Pronoun (30 sentence cards, 30 pronoun cards)
  8. Let’s Chat (30 discussion prompts)
  9. Building Words with Prefixes (51 cards – 19 prefix, 32 base word)
  10. Fishin’ for Sight Words (36 word cards)

October Centers

  1. Concepts About Print Puzzles (12 puzzles)
  2. CVC Puzzles (32 cards)
  3. Clip It Rhyming Center (24 cards)
  4. Switch the Sound (24 mats)
  5. Swatting Sight Words (30 sight words, 4 swatters)
  6. Building Words with Prefixes and Suffixes (76 pieces)
  7. Count the Sounds (3 heading cards, 18 cards)
  8. Using Clues (32 cards)
  9. What Do You Think? (30 discussion prompts)
  10. Popsicle Conjunction Joiners (24 puzzles)

November Centers:

  1. Fluency Puzzles (12 puzzles)
  2. Describe It (28 cards, 48 descriptive cards)
  3. Which Article (30 sentence strips)
  4. Can You Clarify? (12 discussion cards)
  5. Long or Short? (5 mats, 80 pieces)
  6. Beginning, Middle, End (40 cards)
  7. Text Feature Hunt (23 cards with labels)
  8. Ask It! Answer It! (30 discussion cards)
  9. Write a Story (24 cards)
  10. Long Vowel Sort (9 mats, 73 cards)

December Centers

  1. Word Sliders (56 sliders, 56 cards)
  2. Alphabet Alliterations (26 mats)
  3. Inflectional Endings (6 mats, 48 cards)
  4. Compound Word Flip Flaps (28 mats, 28 cards)
  5. Sentence Editing Station (30 mats)
  6. Picture the Word (1 mat, 104 cards – 2 word, 52 picture)
  7. Sound Spelling (36 cards)
  8. Sight Word Phrase Race (6 mats, 8 racer cards)
  9. Flossy Double Consonants (2 mats, 60 cards)
  10. Clip a Blend (124 cards)

2nd Grade Literacy Centers

January:

  1. Vowel Teams Baseball (1 mat, 112 word cards, 16 vowel teams)
  2. Syllable Puzzles (40 3-syllable word puzzles)
  3. Character Ed: Caring (28 cards – 14 caring, 14 not caring)
  4. Would You Rather? (30 prompts)
  5. Grammar Surgery (1 anchor chart, 25 passages)
  6. Build a Sentence [108 sentence fragments (36 beg, 36 middle, 36 end), 1 mat]
  7. Same and Different (10 Compare and Contrast Passages)
  8. Text Feature Hunt (21 Task Cards)
  9. Alphabetical Order (20 mats, 15 words per mat)
  10. Statements vs. Questions (2 mats, 32 sentences – 16 statements, 16 questions)

February:

  1. Crack the Code (1 chart, 16 mats, 16 pictures)
  2. What Kind of Syllable? (60 word cards, 3 mats, 1 chart)
  3. Character Cards: Trustworthy (28 cards – 14 of each)
  4. Writing Process (36 prompts, 1 mat, 2 writing papers)
  5. Adjective vs. Adverb (2 spinners, 96 cards, 2 mats)
  6. Possessive Nouns (48 double-sided cards)
  7. Character Analysis (16 stories, 16 character traits)
  8. Moral of the Story (16 stories, 16 cards, 1 writing mat)
  9. Top 5 (32 cards)
  10. Build Your Own Timeline (10 mats, 10 sets of pictures)

March:

  1. The Root of it All (10 root mats, 40 word cards)
  2. What Did They Say? (20 passages)
  3. Character Cards: Patience (28 cards – 14 of each)
  4. Name Alliteration (3 options with 26 pages each)
  5. Irregular Verbs (32 task cards)
  6. Commas in a Series (30 task cards)
  7. Character Analysis (16 passages with writing, 2 mats)
  8. Author’s Purpose (15 passages)
  9. Group Stories (6 mats)
  10. Map Skills (14 puzzles with 3 pieces each)

April:

  1. Diphthong Sort (8 headings, 120 cards, 8 sentence mats)
  2. What Kind of Syllable, Part 2 (48 word cards, 4 mats, 1 chart)
  3. Character Cards: Thoughtful (28 cards – 14 of each)
  4. Linking Word Puzzles (28 cards – 14 of each)
  5. Spelling Bee (2 mat options, 60 double-sided cards)
  6. Make A Sentence (24 mats)
  7. Searching for Clues (36 Task Cards)
  8. What If? (36 Prompts)
  9. Accountable Talk Prompts (4 Accountable Talk Categories and 24 Prompts)
  10. QR Codes Research (16 task cards with 5 questions each)

May:

  1. Long Vowel Soccer (5 mats, 60 cards – 12 of each vowel)
  2. Change the Sentence (24 cards)
  3. Character Cards: Citizenship (28 cards – 14 of each)
  4. Make Your Own Recipe (1 mat, 2 idea mats, 30 recipe ideas)
  5. Formal vs. Informal Language (2 mats, 60 cards)
  6. Name It (24 mats)
  7. Cause and Effect (4 mats, 36 cards – 18 of each)
  8. Story Elements: Problem/Solution (16 passages)
  9. What Happened in the Story? (15 comprehension mats)
  10. Reference Sorting (1 anchor chart, 4 mats, 16 cards)

June:

  1. Same Sound (5 puzzles with 9 words each)
  2. R-Controlled Sliders (4 sliders, 40 cards)
  3. Character Cards: Self-Control (28 cards – 14 of each)
  4. Character Swap (16 passages, 30 character choices)
  5. Journal Prompts (1 mat, 24 journal prompts)
  6. Write the Room (1 mat, 12 cards)
  7. Figure It Out (30 cards)
  8. This or That? (1 mat, 24 cards)
  9. Listen and Draw (3 mats, 32 task cards)
  10. Read and Draw (10 drawing mats)

July:

  1. Prefix Flowers (40 prefix flowers, 2 options to create)
  2. Irregular Words Spelling Bee (2 mat options, 60 cards)
  3. Character Cards: Respect (28 cards – 14 of each)
  4. Sequence the Story (16 sequencing tasks, 16 mats, 1 writing mat)
  5. Paragraph Editing Mats (anchor chart, 20 mats)
  6. Poetry Mats (10 mats)
  7. Metaphors and Similes (30 task cards)
  8. Plural Nouns (40 cards, 10 of each plural type)
  9. Read and Draw (16 drawing mats)
  10. Calm Down (10 mats)

August Centers:

  1. Poppin’ Sight Word Bubbles (24 mats)
  2. Word Ladders (15 mats)
  3. Character Cards: Cooperation (28 cards – 14 of each)
  4. Write a Letter (18 character and reason cards, 12 letter mats)
  5. Hyperboles and Idioms (30 task cards)
  6. Color Coding Sentences (coding chart, 24 task cards)
  7. Organizing a Paragraph (1 mat, 20 passages in pieces)
  8. Ask and Answer (16 passages, 16 comprehension mats)
  9. Guess the Character (24 cards – 12 character , 12 passage)
  10. Feelings Journal (7 prompt cards, 8 page journal)

September Centers:

  1. Ghost Digraphs (10 passages)
  2. Roll A Word (1 mat options, 2 dice templates, sounds cards)
  3. Character Traits Sort (16 passages)
  4. Instapost Writing Center (1 mat, 18 writing prompts)
  5. Paragraph Editing Mats (1 anchor chart, 20 mats)
  6. Reflexive Pronouns (16 cards, 1 mat)
  7. Instruction Mats (20 instruction mats)
  8. Personification and Onomatopoeia (25 task cards)
  9. Which One Doesn’t Belong (20 mats)
  10. Time to Calm Down (24 task cards)

October Centers:

  1. Sound Spelling (36 cards)
  2. Synonym and Antonym Puzzles (64 puzzles – 32 of each)
  3. Discussion Scenarios (24 scenarios)
  4. Five Senses Writing (10 mats)
  5. Which Article? (16 passages)
  6. Figurative Language (6 headings, 36 cards)
  7. Text Message Fluency (20 mats)
  8. Fact and Opinion Sort (2 mats, 48 sentences)
  9. Mad Libs (24 cards)
  10. Growth Mindset Rewrites (1 anchor chart, 16 scenarios)

November Centers:

  1. Hard and Soft C and G (4 mats, 32 word cards, 32 picture cards)
  2. R-Controlled Vowel Mats (10 passages each with 15 r-controlled words)
  3. Character Cards: Fairness (28 cards – 14 fair, 14 unfair)
  4. Stretch a Sentence (1 anchor chart, 1 mat, 60 prompts – 30 people, 30 things)
  5. Parts of Speech Sort (1 anchor chart, 9 parts of speech cards, 99 cards)
  6. Vivid Verbs (18 verbs, 90 vivid verbs)
  7. Poetry Mats (10 mats)
  8. Non-Fiction Mats (10 passages, 8 diagram options)
  9. What Do You Think? (30 discussion prompts)
  10. Dictionary Skills (6 labels, 30 cards)

December Centers:

  1. Suffix Word Building (12 suffix cards, 56 base word cards, 1 anchor chart)
  2. Compound Word Cones (15 compound word cones, 30 word scoops)
  3. Character Ed: Responsibility (28 cards – 14 responsible, 14 not responsible)
  4. Create Your Own Ending (10 Create Your Own Ending Passages)
  5. Common/Proper Nouns Match-Up (5 mats, 12 common nouns and 12 proper nouns on each mat)
  6. Vivid Verb Sentences (36 sentences, 18 word sliders with 6 verbs on each)
  7. Idiom Mats (24 Idiom Mats)
  8. Fact Finding (10 compare and contrast mats, 2 diagram choices)
  9. Reading Fluency Fun (15 voice cards, 50 sentences)
  10. Glossary Skills (10 glossary mats, 10 comprehension mats)

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