My class this year has taken a little longer to get ready to do full on literacy centers. I am totally ok with that because I don't want my students doing independent work at their centers until they are completely ready.
I am very fortunate this year in that our ELL teacher is pushing in during guided reading time so four of my six groups are being met with on a daily basis. Usually when it is just me, I can only meet with two groups. (I might also get a classroom para and if that happens then all my groups will meet with a teacher on a daily basis. PTL!)
I like to keep my activities very simple in the beginning of literacy center time. I created some freebies for you to use in your classroom. I have already made copies and they are ready to go for next week in my classroom. (We are on fall break this week!)
Here is a little preview:
I taught my kids how to play this game last week and we practiced a lot so I know they will be able to independently complete this activity. All I do is write a sight word right above each dice. Then I make copies for the center. I love this because it is so easy to differentiate. I still have a few kiddos who are learning words like: a, I, the, and my. For those kids, I will use those words. For my kids who are ready, I will use our current sight words that we are learning that week.
Would you like to snag this activity (and another one) for free? Just head to my TpT store and snatch it up!