These Christmas and winter-themed ELA/Literacy centers are perfect for keeping your kiddos engaged during the holidays! These center task cards and games were designed to review important grammar and literacy skills taught in 2nd-3rd grade.
8 Center Station Activities:
“Unwrapping Possessive Nouns” Task Cards with Recording Sheet – Turn the underlined part of the sentence into its possessive form. Rewrite the sentence in possessive form.
“Ho, Ho, Ho! Parts of Speech” Task Cards with Recording Sheet – Identify the nouns, verbs, and adjectives in each sentence. Record the parts of speech under the correct column on the recording sheet.
“Fixing Past-Tense Verbs” Task Cards and Recording Sheet – Identify the verb error in each sentence. Rewrite each underlined past-tense verb correctly.
“Sorting Out Cause & Effect” Task Cards and Recording Sheet – Match each cause with the correct effect. Place the cards beneath the correct header and record your answers.
“Decorating with Synonyms” Matching Game and Recording Sheet – Place the cards face down. Player one flips two cards over. If the cards are synonyms, the player keeps the cards. If they are not, flip them back over and it is the next player’s turn. Record the matches on the recording sheet.
“Spinning Parts of Speech” Game & Recording Sheet – Spin the parts of speech spinner with a paperclip and a pencil. Write a holiday word to represent that part of speech.
“Lighting Up Main Idea” Task Cards & Recording Sheet –Use the details from each story to identify the main idea of the text. Record three details and the main idea for each story.
“Write Away!” Task Cards and Writing Paper – Choose a task card and answer the writing prompt. Includes list writing, cards, how-to, informative, and narrative writing
*All center activities are simple and require MINIMAL prep!
Related to this Resource:
- CCSSL.2.1b – Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).
- CCSSL.2.1d – Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
- CCSSCCRA.L.1 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
- CCSSCCRA.L.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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