New Grades K-5

Differentiated
Literacy Centers

Everything you need to reach all learners!

Create a Hands-on Literacy Experience

Differentiated Literacy Centers streamline the planning for centers rotations while also incorporating hands-on activities designed to reach students at all levels of learning. Each grade-level kit includes teacher notes, activity cards, and manipulatives needed to complete activities for up to 4 students.


  • Topics are standards-aligned, and each activity comes in 3 levels - approaching, meeting and beyond.
  • 10-minute activities are perfect for small-group rotations.
  • Hands-on materials student engagement and interest.
material included

How it Works

pick an objective

Pick an objective

No matter their skill level, all students practice the same objective.

select appropiate

Select appropriate activity

Each objective has 3 skill-level options to differentiate or scaffold student's skills.

grab manipulatives

Grab materials

Every activity includes hands-on materials for additional differentiation and variety.

Components & Configurations

activity charts

Activity Charts

Detail exactly what is needed for every activity.

teacher notes

Teacher Notes

Describe key objectives, how to do the activities, and sample answers.

activity cards

Activity Cards

Include an engaging game, writing prompt, and skills practice section.

hands on material

Hands-on Materials

Add interest and understanding to math concepts.

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Grade K

Topics Covered

  • Letters, Sounds and Words
  • Comprehension
  • Words and Sentences

Sample Lessons & Correlations

Strategies Taught

  • Recognizing Rhyming Words
  • Identifying Beginning Consonant Sounds
  • Identifying Ending Consonant Sounds
  • Answering Questions About the Story (fiction)
  • Retelling the Story (fiction)
  • Identify Elements in a Story (fiction)
  • Using nouns
  • Using verbs
  • Asking Questions
  • And More!

Grade 1

Topics Covered

  • Letters, Sounds and Words
  • Comprehension
  • Words and Sentences

Sample Lessons & Correlations

Strategies Taught

  • Practicing Beginning and Ending Sounds
  • Distinguishing Long and Short Vowels
  • Practicing Building Words-Silent e
  • Answering Questions About the Story (fiction)
  • Retelling the Story (fiction)
  • Answering Questions About Key Ideas (nonfiction)
  • Using nouns
  • Using verbs
  • Using adjectives

Grade 2

Topics Covered

  • Letters, Sounds and Words
  • Comprehension
  • Words and Sentences

Sample Lessons & Correlations

Strategies Taught

  • Identifying Long and Short Vowels
  • Decoding Multisyllabic Words
  • Common Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Answering Questions About the Story (fiction)
  • Retelling the Story (fiction)
  • Describing a Character (fiction)
  • Using Nouns
  • Using Irregular Plural Nouns
  • Using Irregular Verbs

Grade 3

Topics Covered

  • Word Work
  • Comprehension
  • Language/Conventions

Sample Lessons & Correlations

Strategies Taught

  • Base Ten Flats
  • Base Ten Rods
  • Base Ten Units
  • Centimeter Cubes
  • Color Tiles
  • Two-Color Counters
  • Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Circles
  • Dual Dial Platform Scale
  • Fraction Tiles
  • Geared Clocks
  • Hundred Boards
  • Link 'N Learns
  • Measuring Pitchers
  • Measuring Pitchers
  • People Counter
  • Place Value Cubes
  • PolyHedral Dice
  • Rulers
  • Snap Cubes
  • Tangrams
  • Tape Measure

Grade 4

Topics Covered

  • Word Work
  • Comprehension
  • Language/Conventions

Sample Lessons & Correlations

Strategies Taught

  • Practice Defining Words in Context
  • Using Word Roots to Determine Meaning
  • Using References to Check Word Meaning
  • Answering questions about the story (fiction)
  • Summarizing Details and Analyzing Theme
  • Analyzing Elements of a Story
  • Using Prepositional Phrases
  • Identifying and Using Commonly Confused Words
  • Forming Complete Sentences

Grade 5

Topics Covered

  • Word Work
  • Comprehension
  • Language/Conventions

Sample Lessons & Correlations

Strategies Taught

  • Defining Words in Context
  • Using Word Roots to Determine Meaning
  • Using References to Check Word Meaning
  • Answering questions about the story (fiction)
  • Summarizing Details and Analyzing Theme
  • Analyzing Elements of a Story
  • Identifying and Using Irregular Verbs
  • Using Collective Nouns
  • Using Adjectives that Compare