Saturday, June 28, 2014

{Freebie} August ELA Centers with Differentiation, Student Rubrics, and Menus

Um, that title is a mouthful, but it is all true!  I just finished my August ELA centers.



These things were a true labor of love.  Emphasis on the labor!! They took a bit longer than I expected!  These are like an ELA companion to my monthly math centers.  Just like my math centers, I will be creating these each month. The August pack includes of 100 pages of activities. I tried to incorporate as much differentiation as possible so that all students are working on the same skill or concept, just at a different level.

For example, in this center students sort one syllable short and long vowel words.  I included two versions of the activity.


The only difference is the difficulty of the words used, but the centers look identical.


Order Up! is a center practicing alphabetizing. There are two different levels of difficulty, but look the same to the kids!

I also added a bunch of "teacher's helpers." I shared some of these earlier. 



There are several versions of the menus.  The menus can be a simple check list for students or a reflection tool for each center.  Students can rate their understanding and effort for each center.


I also included a weekly reflection rubric for students to complete if the teacher wanted to use something more detailed than the rubrics on the menus above.


I wanted to make collection and assessment a snap, so I also included an editable checklist. The teacher can mark off the completed centers.  A simple grading sheet is also included. The teacher can staple this onto the top of each child's stack of centers and put the grades right on the top (or a check plus/ check minus system).

Right now the centers are on sale for only $10! You can get your copy here.

If you managed to read this WHOOOOLLLEE post I also have a freebie for you!  This is just a sample of one of the activities included!


Click here to download!








5 comments:

  1. this looks great! Can't wait to use it with my 2nd grade students! Love the labels for bins!

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  2. The centers look great! Thanks for the freebie.

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  3. Lawana
    Looks Great! Will you be doing any of these for 1st Grade?

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    1. Hey Lawana! Thank you so much! At this time, I don't have any plans to make a 1st grade version. I have never taught 1st and it is out of my comfort zone! Those littlest littles scare me! LOL!

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