November Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Hi there!  I’m very excited to share my November Literacy Centers pack with you today!  If you recall from my posts about September and October, I’m working on a growing bundle of non-thematic literacy centers for the entire school year.  I am really excited about the activities in the November pack and I’ll give you a sneak peek today.

The November pack builds upon the skills practiced in the September and October packs.  Some of the activities from the first two months repeat this month with different letters, word families, etc.  This repetition helps build student independence and makes the best possible use of their center time!

Here’s a look at all 20 activities in the November pack.  I’ve included affiliate links to some of the materials on Amazon if you’re curious about where I got something.

Sight Word Centers:  As always, you’ll be able to add your own list of words to the sight word activities.  The first two activities (Hair Gel Bag Writing and Magnetic Letter Word Building) will automatically generate the words onto word cards and students will use them to write and build the words.  The second two activities (Rainbow Writing and Cover-Up Cards) will automatically generate the words for those weeks onto cards for those activities.

Sort It Out Centers: This month’s four Sort It Out centers are -ig/-in/-it sorting, First Sounds C/F/L/I sorting, Syllable sorting, and a Medial Vowel sort with short vowels “a” and “i”.  I like to provide a pocket chart for students to sort in.  Here’s a large pocket chart that I love and here’s a tabletop version that I have as well.  If you do use a pocket chart, you could add the header cards to the pocket chart ahead of time.

These activities also include a corresponding practice page.

Letters and Sounds Centers:  The four activities for this skill area are Missing Letter Cards, Spin and Smash/Spin and Cover, -ig/-in/-it Missing First Sound Cards, and Middle Sound Sticky Cards.  There is an uppercase version and a lowercase version for the missing letter cards.  I designed them to use each letter of the alphabet once, so you’ll need one set of letters for the uppercase or lowercase version.  The Spin and Smash activity uses balls of playdough.  You can also use the Spin and Cover version with mini erasers or other small objects.

These activities also include a corresponding practice page.

I use these hook-and-loop fasteners with this activity, but that’s optional.

Literacy Spotlight Centers: Like in the previous months, these centers cover a variety of phonemic/phonological awareness skills and any other literacy skills that I know kindergarteners need.  The four activities are Make a Sentence, -in/-ip/-it Sticky Words, CVC Clip-It Cards, and Rhyming Vertical Clip-It Cards.

These activities also include a corresponding practice page.

I’m a Writer Centers:  As always, I have included a variety of opportunities for you to differentiate these writing center activities for your students.  The four activities are Draw a Word, Make a Grocery List, Label a Picture, and “I like ____.” Writing.

The grocery store list activity is my favorite activity ever!  The students will “shop” by sticking five pictures to their shopping basket (I used these hook-and-loop fasteners).  There are labeled and non-labeled versions of the pictures so you can choose which is most appropriate for your students.  Then they will write their five items on a grocery list.  I love how interactive it is!

For the “I like ____.” writing activity, you can see two different writing page options below as an example of the type of differentiation I provide in these center packs.

 This is editable so you can type words for your students to pick from.  They’ll pick one word and use it in a sentence.

 This is part one of the labeling activity.  Students will label the picture…

 …then they will use this writing page or the one without a word bank and label the picture.

For more of a challenge, don’t have students complete the labeling mat.
 This is one version of the final writing activity.  Students have the most support with this version.  The food words are listed for them and they simply have to write two of the words.

This is the most challenging version of the final writing activity.  As you can see, there’s no word bank and it’s completely open-ended.
Just like the other months, November’s pack includes a separate file with organizational and centers management tools and ideas!

You can find the November centers pack in my TpT store by clicking on the first image below.  I also have a discounted growing bundle available!  The growing bundle will have 180 literacy centers once complete.  Click on the second image below for more information.

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