Includes: Teacher notes, activity cards, manipulatives
and storage tote!

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  •  63 activities!
  •  Hands-on tools!
  •  Standards-based!
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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 boost student engagement and interest.
 

How it Works

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Pick an objective

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

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Select appropriate activity

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

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Grab materials

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

 

Components & Configurations

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Activity Charts

Detail exactly what's needed for every activity.

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Teacher Notes

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

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Activity Cards

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

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Hands-on materials

Add interest and understanding to literacy concepts.

 

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Grade K

Grade K kit

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  • Recognizing Rhyming Words
  • Identifying Beginning Consonant Sounds
  • Identifying Ending Consonant Sounds
  • Making New Words
  • Matching Sounds to Letters
  • Identifying Long and Short Vowels
  • Decoding High-Frequency Words

Grade K kit

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  • Answering Questions About the Story (fiction)
  • Retelling the Story (fiction)
  • Identify Elements in a Story (fiction)
  • Characteristics of Familiar Stories
  • Answering Questions About the Text (nonfiction)
  • Finding the Main Topic (nonfiction)
  • Finding Key Ideas in Illustrations (nonfiction)

Grade K kit

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  • Using nouns
  • Using verbs
  • Asking Questions
  • Using Prepositions
  • Forming Complete Sentences
  • Capitalizing First Words and I
  • Identifying End Punctuation

Grade 1

Grade 1 kit

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  • Practicing Beginning and Ending Sounds
  • Distinguishing Long and Short Vowels
  • Practicing Building Words-Silent e
  • Practicing Building Words-Digraphs
  • Practicing Building Words-Blends
  • Decoding One Syllable Words
  • Decoding Two Syllable Words

Grade 1 kit

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  • Answering Questions About the Story (fiction)
  • Retelling the Story (fiction)
  • Answering Questions About Key Ideas (nonfiction)
  • Finding the Main Topic (nonfiction)
  • Describing a Character (fiction)
  • Finding Key Ideas in Illustrations (nonfiction)
  • Comparing a Fiction and Nonfiction story

Grade 1 kit

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  • Using nouns
  • Using verbs
  • Using adjectives
  • Using conjunctions
  • Using prepositional phrases
  • Producing declarative and interrogative sentences
  • Producing exclamatory and imperative sentences

Grade 2

Grade 2

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  • Identifying Long and Short Vowels
  • Decoding Multisyllabic Words
  • Common Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Using Context to Find Word Meaning
  • Finding the Meaning of Compound Words
  • Using Glossaries and Dictionaries
  • Defining Academic Vocabulary

Grade 2

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  • Answering Questions About the Story (fiction)
  • Retelling the Story (fiction)
  • Describing a Character (fiction)
  • Answering Questions About Key Ideas (nonfiction)
  • Finding the Main Topic (nonfiction)
  • Finding Key Ideas in Illustrations (nonfiction)
  • Using Text Features to Find Information

Grade 2

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  • Using Nouns
  • Using Irregular Plural Nouns
  • Using Irregular Verbs
  • Using Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Capitalizing Proper Nouns
  • Using Apostrophes
  • Using Complete Sentences

Grade 3

Grade 3

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  • Answering questions about the story (fiction)
  • Finding the Theme
  • Analyzing Characters in a Story
  • Answering questions about the story (nonfiction)
  • Identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details (nonfiction)
  • Using Text Features (nonfiction)
  • Explain Information Presented Graphically

Grade 3

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  • Using Nouns
  • Using Verbs
  • Using Adjectives to Describe
  • Making Sure Subject and Verb Agree
  • Using Coordinating Conjunctions (and, or, but)
  • Forming and Using Possessives
  • Using Quotation Marks
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Grade 3

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  • Answering questions about the story (fiction)
  • Finding the Theme
  • Analyzing Characters in a Story
  • Answering questions about the story (nonfiction)
  • Identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details (nonfiction)
  • Using Text Features (nonfiction)
  • Explain Information Presented Graphically
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Grade 4

Grade 4

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  • Practice Defining Words in Context
  • Using Word Roots to Determine Meaning
  • Using References to Check Word Meaning
  • Analyzing Metaphors and Similes
  • Discovering Common Idioms and Adages
  • Finding Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Using Academic Vocabulary
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Grade 4

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  • Answering questions about the story (fiction)
  • Summarizing Details and Analyzing Theme
  • Analyzing Elements of a Story
  • Answering questions about the story (nonfiction)
  • Identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details (nonfiction)
  • Using Text Features (nonfiction)
  • Explaining Information Presented Graphically
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Grade 4

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  • Using Prepositional Phrases
  • Identifying and Using Commonly Confused Words
  • Forming Complete Sentences
  • Using Correct Capitalization
  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Using Quotation Marks
  • Describing with Adjectives
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Grade 5

Grade 5

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  • Defining Words in Context
  • Using Word Roots to Determine Meaning
  • Using References to Check Word Meaning
  • Analyzing Metaphors and Similes
  • Explaining Common Idioms and Adages
  • Finding Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Defining Academic Vocabulary
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Grade 5

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  • Answering questions about the story (fiction)
  • Summarizing Details and Analyzing Theme
  • Analyzing Elements of a Story
  • Answering questions about the story (nonfiction)
  • Summarizing the Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Using Text Features (nonfiction)
  • Comparing and Contrasting Information
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Grade 5

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  • Identifying and Using Irregular Verbs
  • Using Collective Nouns
  • Using Adjectives that Compare
  • Identifying and Using Indefinite Pronouns
  • Using Prepositions and Conjunctions
  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Punctuating Titles of Works
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