Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Language Arts Centers

Recently I decided to take a hiatus from teaching. That's right, after 5 years, and finally feeling like I was getting the teacher thing down, I quit. But it was justified, I promise! I decided to stay home for awhile with my kids (well, son, with one on the way!). However, there are days I desperately miss the classroom and can't wait to return!

I love creating products for TPT, especially products I wish I had when I was teaching. The number one thing I dreaded planning the most was my language arts centers. I taught 6th grade in an elementary school, but I still felt it was relevant to have small groups and work on reading skills with my struggling students.

At the beginning of the year I would always be really good about a schedule and sticking to it with centers. By about December though, I was burned out. I loathed planning new activities, finding the resources, and then hoping my students would enjoy the activities, while also staying focused on learning. It was a battle from December to May. Then one day, about a month before I was quitting (I know perfect timing) I came up with my {Language Arts Grab and Go Centers} idea. I would plan, write, and create centers for each day for the Entire year! Currently I have September-December Language Arts Grab and Go finished and January centers are almost finished. When I post a new Grab and Go center in my store, it is 50% off for the first 24 hours!

Each Product comes with 64 center task cards with accompanying worksheets and activities. Skills such as reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, figurative language, and more are covered. The format is the same each month, with varying topics and activities. Included are also pages and pictures on how I would use this in a classroom and how I set up centers. Honestly, it is a lifesaver! I have a {FREEBIE} in my TPT store to sample what centers are like. Go check it out today!


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