Primary Literacy Centers

We agreed… we needed to change our primary literacy centers!

We were sick of sitting behind our guided reading tables, looking around our rooms and thinking, “My room’s a hot mess. There has got to be a better solution to this.”


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Our kids were clearly bored and disengaged.

We needed fast, fun and fabulously easy activities that would keep the students occupied, entertained and learning while we directed our guided reading groups.

Our students needed more!

More choices, more fun, more independence, more challenges…

So, we surfed all the best teacher sites online - excited to see what else was out there. We were determined to find simple, easy-to-assemble tools. We found hundreds of ideas, but none that were what our kids needed.

Frustrated and annoyed, we sat down together to decide what we would do about our center time dilemma.

We decided to create our own Primary Literacy Centers!

We wanted them to be creative, self-directed and most of all not “fluff”! We didn’t want cute busy-work.

We wanted the kids to learn.

After some tears, some laughter and some total disasters… we have come up with these ideas.

They are fool-proof. They work. They are what kids need to succeed, and hopefully what your kids are craving.

"Literacy Centers for Primary Grades" give you everything you need to have a year’s worth of quality centers.

We have Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade teachers tell us they use these tools. They are easy to modify to meet your needs.

We wrote these eBooks to help you meet your reading and writing goals and standards and have tons of fun doing it.

These eBooks are for every teacher who has ever set up, or is considering setting up, stations in their classroom.

How did we start developing these activities?

When this year started, we felt like the children were not writing enough throughout the day. There was a need, and we had to figure out what to do.

The children were not writing often enough in centers, so we thought about having some type of graphic organizer for them to use.

Then, we took our state standards and created ideas to cover them.

Overtime, these ideas turned into Primary Literacy Centers and what we have today. A highly focused, standards based program that is easy to use and extremely fun.

Literacy Centers for Primary Grades



25 Centers:
  • Writing Craft Hunt
  • Weather Watcher
  • Chef for a Day
  • Diagrams
  • Character Study
  • Book Report
  • Story Elements
  • Compare and Contrast
  • All About Me
  • 5 W's
  • Alternative Ending
  • Create a Cover
  • Fact and Opinion
  • KWL
  • Letter Writing
  • Literature Response
  • Make a Connection
  • Make a List
  • Make a Comic Strip
  • Surveys
  • Word Web

Download the file here!

More Literacy Centers for Primary Grades



18 Centers:
  • Word Scrambles
  • Infer The Word
  • Word Wall Fun
  • Interesting Interviews
  • Author's Purpose
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Songs for School
  • Create a Collage
  • Research Center
  • Marvelous Menus
  • Sell It!
  • Personification Place
  • Great Graphs
  • Rhyming Raps
  • Sassy, Silly Sentences

Download the file here!

Even More Literacy Centers for Primary Grades


12 Centers:
  • Contraction Collection
  • Compound Words
  • Valuable Vowels
  • Blends
  • Syllable Sort
  • Vivacious Verbs
  • -ed Ending
  • -ing Ending
  • Favorite Word Hunt
  • Non-Fiction Book Study
  • Fiction Book Study
  • Video Study

Download the file here!

Have You Tried The Primary Literacy Centers?

What do you think? How did it work with your kids? Please share your experience!

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I love these centers 
When I told my First Graders that they were going to get new, more challenging centers they were so excited. I started teaching one to two centers …

Worked Right Away! 
I bought the centers the week before Christmas break and started teaching them right away. I think that I have taught 10 so far. My kids love them. …

First Grade Teacher 
I ordered the Primary Literacy Centers and More Literacy Centers when I was teaching K a couple of years ago. I used many of the centers during the …

Great Success in 2nd Grade Not rated yet
I purchased both of the primary literacy centers. I have used a few so far with great success. I plan to use more as the year continues. Thank …

Good for Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Not rated yet
I have tried both sets and I am still using them. I taught Kindergarten the last couple of years and some of the centers were a little difficult …

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