You can never have too many literacy centers ideas for your classroom! I LOVE using literacy centers to help my students grow with reading and writing.
Inside this post you will find some of the literacy centers ideas I’ve used in my classroom. PLUS you can grab a FREE literacy centers planning guide with 25 MORE literacy center ideas.
This post is also a part of a series from The Butterfly Teacher on helpful content geared toward literacy instruction in upper elementary classrooms. Here are the other posts to check out once you’ve read all of this post:
- Why You Need to Have Literacy Centers in Your Upper Elementary Classroom
- Free Literacy Center Apps
- How I Use Choice Boards to Run Literacy Centers*
- Teaching Strategies for Reading Comprehension in Upper Elementary Classrooms*
- Ideas to Help Older Students Who Struggle with Spelling*
- Read Alouds for Upper Elementary Students*
- 10 Best Novel Studies for 4th & 5th Grade Students*
- 8 Clever Ways to Get Students Writing More*
Posts with * beside their titles have free downloads available!
Literacy Center for Spelling Practice: Emoji Spelling
One literacy skill that I strive to target through my centers is spelling.
When students are engaged and having fun, the learning improves, so I added a twist to this spelling literacy center by making it “emoji-themed.”
With this fun spelling game, I have NEVER had a student complain about practicing their spelling words with this literacy center idea!
Related Post: Ideas to Help Students Who Struggle with Spelling
Literacy Work Station Sight Word Practice: Four in a Row
To continue building my students’ reading fluency, I have several games and activities geared toward sight word practice.
One of them is the Four in a Row Board Game, which I use with individual students practice, as well as, partner games.
Recognizing words fluently leads to stronger reading comprehension skills. This game targets that skills during literacy practice time.
If you would like to see step-by-step instructions on how to use this in your classroom, visit HERE.
Writing Literacy Center Idea: Spin and Write
Since my kiddos love spinners as much as they do emojis, I incorporated spinners with this literacy center writing activity. Students spin a noun and a verb. Then they write a sentence using the words they spun.
This writing center helps me to see my students’:
- Understanding of grammar.
- Potential difficulties with forming complete sentences.
- Subject-verb agreement.
- Spelling and Handwriting
FREE Literacy Centers Ideas List with Planning Guide
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