These winter reading centers are designed to fit into your 3rd, 4th or 5th grade classroom.
Use these winter reading centers when you need to pull together an engaging center for your students that meet standards.
We’ve included a variety of activities designed to be used as center work during your reading workshop. We are just beginning to dive into centers for our intermediate site so if you are in search of something we are missing for your reading centers, please let us know. We are looking for some new ideas!
You can download the complete set at the bottom of this post by clicking on the bold, blue title.
You will find the following activities in the download:
Sentence Sort Students sort the sentences into the correct category depending on the type of sentence.
ABC Order Practice This center gives students practice alphabetizing up to the third letter. Includes two recording pages for you to choose from.
Past Tense Verbs Students record the verb and then write the past tense of each verb.
Abbreviations Students match each word with the correct abbreviation in a matching game or sort. Another variation is for you to provide the full words only. Students choose a word and write the correct abbreviation.
Be an Author Encourage students to focus on word usage. Children choose a sentence card and then expand the sentence by adding adjectives, more exciting verbs and anything else to make the sentence easier to visualize.
Friendly Letter Writing Students choose a letter prompt and write a friendly letter. We have included lined paper that can be used if desired or have students write in their journal.
Make a List These simple brainstorming activities are provided with three different topics.
Make a Word Wall Students word in groups to make personal word walls with creative winter words.
You can download the complete set here: Fantastic Flurries Winter Centers
You might also be interested in our Frosty Fun Math Centers or our Winter Wonders Math & Literacy Centers for 1st – 3rd Grades
We are sharing a few of our favorite books to add to a winter book basket. We have included a variety from picture books to chapter books so you can choose what fits your room. One of my personal favorites is The Winter of Red Snow which is set during the American Revolution.