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This literacy or language center focuses on reading, writing, and speaking. Items in this center should focus on alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, storytelling, retelling, print knowledge, and literature. Toys may include books, puppet theater, puppets, alphabet puzzles, board games, and flannel board.

Board Books

Velcro frequently used core words in a board book. For example: place word “eat” on the cover of “The Old Lady Who Swallowed A….” books.

Puzzle Core Word Match

Match the core words puzzle activity.

Go Fish

Play “Go Fish” with thematic fringe words and Core Symbols: “Do you have ….?”, “Yes I have it!”, “Here you go” or “No, Go Fish”.  


Core word Bingo Game: Students place tokens on a core board when the word is called.

Books for Targeting Core

Books for Targeting Core


Here are some materials from the sharing center for literacy activities:


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