Save Your Sanity with These EL Education Skills Block Center Games

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el education skills block center game

Don’t you love when centers seem to run themselves?

With my K and 1 EL Education Skills Block centers, they will! I have taken all the guesswork out of centers for you and made them low-prep, so that you can print and go!

With the most straightforward, engaging activities, my Read for Speed Centers and Simple Centers resources require little prep, materials, and clean up! Think page protectors, a pencil, scissors, and a glue stick–easy peasy! Each module includes games to build confidence and grade-level phonics skills.

Both resources are EL Education Skills Block aligned, yet general enough to be used with other curriculum or as a standalone product. Students will work on phonemic awareness, letter-sound recognition, fluency, and critical thinking skills via alphabetical order activities, word/picture card sorting, and spin and write games.

Your students will love coming back to these tried and true activities as they progress through new and more challenging phonics skills. These simple, yet powerful center packs will be game-changers for your skills block planning and your students’ learning. Win-win!

el education simple centers

Simple Centers are designed for the teacher that wants to go back to basics with centers. There’s no frills, just straightforward and to the point activities.

el education center game

Perfectly aligned with the EL Education Skills Block for Module 1, Cycles 1-4 mentioned above is another favorite centers’ activity, Read for Speed!  Your students will love practicing letter and sound identification with this interactive racing-themed game.

el education fluency game

This resource includes:

  • 8 differentiated game boards
  • 8 race car drivers for students to choose from
  • 2 spinners
  • 2 recording pages for students to document their learning
  • plus a black and white version of everything above

What’s great about this resource is how interchangeably it can be used with the Simple Centers packs above. The variety of game boards means there is a version of this game for every learner. The recording sheet is a great way for you to check for understanding. Your students will be thrilled you incorporated this play-based fluency and phonics practice into their centers’ routine. Ready, set, go!

Comment below to let us know how centers are running in your classroom with the help of these star resources!




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