November is the month of turkeys, football, scarecrows, and fall! My class loves it when a new month comes along and the theme of our literacy activities changes. Our 1st grade November literacy centers are always a big hit.
1st Grade November Literacy Centers
The November literacy centers we use are great for the fall season. They include turkeys, scarecrows, and football-themed activities. They are engaging and a fun way to review the literacy skills we are working on in our class.
We practice syllables often in our class. The syllable sort center requires students to sort the pictures to the correct number of syllables in the word. On the recording sheet, students color the number of pumpkins to match the number of syllables.
The scarecrow digraph (ch, sh, th) sort is a way to practice hearing the digraph sound in words. Students sort the haystacks according to the digraph they hear at the beginning of each word. They match the haystacks to the correct scarecrow digraph. There is a cut and glue worksheet for reinforcement.
Sentence scrambles are a great way to practice word order in sentences. Students need to figure out the correct word order for each sentence. These sentence scramble cards do not have punctuation or the beginning word capitalized, adding a challenging element to this center. On the recording sheet, students write the sentence correctly.
My students can always practice rhyming, and they really enjoy it. The rhyming center has students matching pumpkin pie puzzle pieces. There is a recording sheet that reinforces their understanding of rhyming words.
Sounds of -ed Sort
When words end in -ed, it can be tricky for students. This center requires students to sort footballs according to the sound they hear at the end of each word.
My students can always practice punctuation at the end of sentences. This center requires students to read sentences and match the correct pumpkin pie punctuation, period, or question mark. The optional recording sheet has them write one telling sentence and one asking sentence from their matches.
Short Vowel Sort
The short vowel sort center has students sorting turkey feathers to the correct short vowel turkey. They must determine the short vowel they hear in the middle of the word. My students love the turkey theme! A recording sheet for students to complete reinforces the center activity.
Putting words in alphabetic order is a great way to show an understanding of the alphabet.
Your students will love these fall-themed November literacy centers! They are great for reviewing literacy concepts. Each activity includes a kid-friendly task card that shows how to do the activity. If you think your students will love these 1st-grade November Literacy Centers, check them out below.