I decided to start with your freebie.
Here are two of the Read and Sequence from the first grade August literacy center pack. I love giving kids the opportunity to practice sequencing skills on a smaller scale. For this one, they use their schema about camping to figure out what order the sentences should go in. In other menus, there may be a "how to" type of sequencing activity. Either way, it's a great way to practice this skill.
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Now on to August Literacy Centers!
I finally got around to making an August literacy menu. You can get them at my Teacher's Notebook Store or my TPT store. I've had requests to make it since many of you are in school in August. I'm on the Sept-June schedule. Back in June I made a literacy menu for June, and it turned out to be one of my favorites! BUT so many of you don't have any need for it. SO, I decided to use it for a 2nd grade August menu (assuming you wouldn't need both-unless you are year-around?) and then I modified it a bit (a lot) to work for an August first grade menu.
I should start by explaining how I would use this. I would use this as a way to introduce routines and procedures for the literacy centers for the rest of the year. That means I would walk through each of these centers as a whole group or just with modeling. It depends on your class and how early you start in August.
The entire pack is 101 pages in all. Here's a small preview of what you get:
Two menus to choose from (only 2 centers are different) with a total of 18 centers.
Read and Sequence: 4 choices (3 shown)
Read, Think, Match (2 options)
Read, visualize draw (2 options)
Rebuild a poem: original poem with student sheet
Bird Sort (sorting short a words)
Monkey words: Real and "silly" (sorting real and nonsense words)
Make a sentence
This is an easier version of Super sentence seen later on in the menus. Students choose the subject (with picture clues), the verb (action) and where to make a sentence.
Match a sentence: Match two parts of sentence
Word Endings: Adding s to words
This could be a personal narrative or just writing about each picture.
There are two options: the one you see below or an option to cut out 6 pictures and choose 4 to write about.
Roll and Write: Make a cube with pictures to prompt writing.
Picture Prompt: 3 versions
Here is the 2nd grade August menu:
Click here to see all the pictures of what's inside the 2nd Grade August Menu (remember it's the June first grade centers, just with an August menu).
I have not been a good blogger this summer. It feels like it's been FOREVER since I've posted! I have so many good excuses, but still... My best excuse:
My sweet boys!
Owen is now 10 months old and starting to pull himself up and shuffle around!
He's a happy baby:)
and Shawn who loves everything summer: swimming, fountains, the park and of course ice cream!