Centers that you only make small changes to

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    Can you name for me different types of reading, math, and other centers for intermediate grades where you rarely have to change the materials? I have a few centers that never change like SRA, FCAT Explorer, and The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain (a new novel with activities by Melissa Forney). Yet maybe out of my 8-10 centers, I can incorporate a few more "never-to-rarely-changing" centers.
     
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    I know you teach older students, but what about the Daily 5 concept? The five centers are:
    Listening
    Read to someone
    Read to self
    Writing
    Word work

    I used these and they were great! I changed the books I loaded on the player for listening, and taught different word work centers throughout the year. The rest is pretty easy!

    Check http://www.jmeacham.com/centers/centers.htm She teaches first, but check the reading and writing options.... They should be modifiable!
     
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    How about reading, writing, listening, games and puzzles, spelling, poetry...
     
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    I usually have a spelling center because time is too short to teach it explicitly everyday, so they do practice activities in centers. I also use vocabulary centers to reinforce things like prefixes, suffixes, homographs, etc.
     
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    Spelling is okay... there can be a list of things to do with spelling words in a center, and the kids can have a choice.

    I may even not do spelling homework this year as much and just have the students do the spelling practice in a center.
     

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