First Grade Solo Literacy Centers - learning-at-the-primary-pond
First Grade Solo Literacy Centers - learning-at-the-primary-pond
First Grade Solo Literacy Centers - learning-at-the-primary-pond
First Grade Solo Literacy Centers - learning-at-the-primary-pond

First Grade Solo Literacy Centers


This is a set of no-prep literacy centers for first grade! Students work alone to complete these activities, and very few additional supplies are needed. 

These centers are great for social distancing or when you need a quieter classroom (i.e. during one-on-one assessment time). An editable template is also included so you can CUSTOMIZE words and skills as needed!

This resource will help you:

  • Teach your students independent work skills for literacy centers, independent work, or D5
  • Engage your students in meaningful phonological awareness, phonics, high frequency word, grammar, reading, and writing activities
  • Stop boredom and disengagement with a variety of flexible, fun materials (these are not just worksheets - the activities are game-like!)
  • Easily differentiate activities with a range of skill options
  • Save time - many of the activities and games can be played more than once

 Here’s what’s included:

  • 58 pages of literacy center activities
  • Editable template for each activity so you can make your own variations (i.e. by changing out high frequency words)
  • A time-saving table of contents with skills and page numbers

Skills covered in these center activities include:

  • phonological awareness (beginning sounds, short vowel sounds, ending sounds, counting syllables)
  • high frequency words
  • letter identification and sounds
  • ABC order
  • reading and spelling CVC words
  • digraphs
  • beginning & ending blends
  • r-controlled vowels or, ar
  • Inflectional endings -ing, -ed
  • CVCe (silent e) words
  • vowel teams
  • punctuation marks
  • nouns
  • verbs
  • adjectives
  • fiction and nonfiction writing
  • reading response
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I teach in a split-grade class (i.e. 1st and 2nd). How should I select products for my students?

Alison always recommends getting the lower of the two grade levels. So if you teach in a 1st and 2nd grade class, get a 1st grade version. You can always differentiate in small groups or 1:1 to challenge your more advanced students!

I teach in Canada and am looking to buy some of your literacy products. How does the Canadian curriculum align to the U.S. curriculum?

Our Canadian customers tell us that it’s best to purchase one grade level down. If you teach first grade, for example, try a Kindergarten product. You can also check the preview file of any resource in our TpT store to see example lessons to help you make your decision!

These games are great! I love that there is an assessment with it so I can really see what skills my students need more practice with. Once they learn the games they are able to do them independently as well.

Alecia D.
Verified Customer

I used this resource when a couple of my students picked decoding multisyllabic words as their goal. This really allowed them to work on their goal independently! I loved that they were able to own their learning.

Aubrey S.
Verified Customer

My students love these games for small groups, and once some of them are able to play them independently, they are able to teach others! Great academic skill review that is fun for them!

Barbara P.
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