Saturday, August 9, 2014

Back to School Literacy Activities and A Freebie

Literacy activities help students become better readers and writers. Activities can target specific skills such as building vocabulary, decoding words, improving grammar and writing skill, and activities to  improve fluency. When literacy activities are used with thematic units they give students more opportunities to use the words associated with the theme and become more proficient at reading and feel successful. 

I have been busy with creating new "Back to School" packets for Fluency and Writing and just finished and uploaded my new "Back to School Literacy Activities" Packet. There are 9 Literacy activities included. All can be used as Literacy Center Activities and there are some Whole Class Activities to teach and review the skills to assess students' understanding. There are Picture/Word Card Activities and 2 different Noun Sorts: People, Place, or Thing and Proper Nouns, Compound Nouns, and Common Nouns. Students will also make Compound Words with word cards and write sentences using 3 of their words as well as Sort Schools Words into 1, 2, 3, and 4 Syllable words.
There is an End Punctuation Sentence Sort where students will sort sentences that end with periods, question marks, and exclamation points and then writing them correctly. There is a set of sentences for end punctuation only and one set where students will have to make the 1st letter a Capital letter as well as add the end punctuation. The final 3 activities include, ABC Order, an Initial Blend coloring activity and a Write the Room activity with School words. 
Just click on the image below to check out this packet. When you download the Preview you will see sample pages of all the activities in this packet.
I have put together a great Freebie packet of 2 "I Spy" literacy activities where students will match a clue with picture/word card or word card and then write their answers on their recording card as you can see below. (B/W copy included.) There is one activity with School Things and one with School People and Places.
To download your free packet just click on the image below.
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