Give your students the opportunity to practice foundational skills in a hands-on, engaging way with Reading A-Z's Learning Centers. Each Learning Center allows students to practice previously learned skills in six key content areas: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Grammar and Mechanics, Word Work, Fluency, and Writing. Learning Centers encourage cooperation and communication in a small-group setting, while allowing students to apply their knowledge of a skill.
Why Learning Centers
Reading A-Z's Learning Centers provide teachers with all the materials needed for small-group practice of skills. Students can apply their knowledge of each of skill in a new, collaborative way to help solidify their understanding.
The activities in each Learning Center are highly engaging and will keep students' attention so that teachers can focus on guided reading instruction or other small-group work.
How to Use Learning Centers
Teachers can organize small groups of students with similar reading levels to work together during guided reading time or have students work on center activities under the guidance of a teacher.
- Easy-to-use Posters assist teachers with center organization.
- The Overview guides teachers through the set-up and implementation of the Learning Centers.
- Customize any of the Learning Centers for your class with the provided Templates.
Many other Reading A-Z resources can be repurposed for Learning Centers. Find resources you like, use our Templates, and add additional Learning Centers to your collection.
Phonological Awareness focuses on the sounds of language. Reading A-Z's Learning Centers aid students in developing phonological awareness through activities surrounding words, rhyme, onset and rime, syllable, and phoneme practice. According to research, awareness of words and sounds in spoken language is the most important indicator of success in developing readers.
Phonics teaches the relationship between phonemes and graphemes, or the letters that represent individual sounds. With Reading A-Z's Phonics Centers, students can practice various phonics skills that help students develop the foundation for reading. Grammar and Mechanics Centers
Grammar and Mechanics focuses on the structure of language. Use the Reading A-Z Grammar and Mechanics Learning Centers to help students practice activities that focus on sentence structure, parts of speech, punctuation, and more. Understanding and implementing grammar and mechanics skills helps students to become more successful in reading and writing.
Building and breaking apart words helps solidify for students how words are constructed and how the meaning of words can change with affixes. Reading A-Z's Word Work Learning Centers will help students in their reading and writing by focusing on spelling patterns, affixes, high-frequency words, relationships between words, and more. Fluency Centers
Reading fluently allows students to focus their attention on understanding the meaning of text. Readers who are fluent read words with automaticity. They read accurately, they read with expression, and they read at an appropriate rate. Develop students' fluency by having them practice with Reading A-Z's Fluency Centers.
Research shows that reading and writing develop hand in hand. Strengthening writing skills will help students develop their reading skills. Reading A-Z's Writing Learning Centers will help students practice letter formation, sentence construction, creative writing, and more.