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Literacy Centers: Getting Started

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Literacy Centers: Getting Started

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Introduction: five 30-minute sessions; thereafter: 30 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Vanessa Udry

Tolono, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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October 17, 2015



Tamara King

May 23, 2015

Lesson plan/ Unit examples were very concrete and helpful! I have used student interactive activities before, but have never used the ones selected here. I loved them and will use them with my students.


Zureka Doyley

October 03, 2014

I enjoyed going through this information and I am looking forward to incorporating these center ideas when I am in my own classroom. I can see how this will be a great practice for all age level students, I love the fact that the students will get to write or draw in each center. This is a great practice for them to continue to build up their vocabulary. This will allow the students to do something constructive while I focus on reading groups.



August 18, 2014

Love it!


diane salazar

November 01, 2013

Thank you so much. This site will really help me when I am trying to give explanations to classroom teachers on how to begin centers in their rooms. Now I have a place to send them to get detailed directions before I come to help implement the centers.


diane price

July 03, 2013

This is exactly what I was looking for! Step by step instructions on how to begin centers in an organized manner. You have also provided some wonderful lessons for me to explore. Thank you so much! Cannot wait to implement these centers in the fall.



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