Want something that allows student choice and a variety of skills without needing to spend hours each week creating and photocopying extra activities/busy work?
Look no further!
I created the Fast Finisher ELA Center for my 3rd grade classroom earlier this year! (There is a fast finisher math center also.. but I'll share that another time!)
Some of the activities are games that I bought:
Scrabble Slam - I'm not going to lie. I REALLY want to play this with my fast finishers.. I MUST think of a way to tie this game into my intervention group! (Now my wheels are turning.. stay tuned - I'm determined!)
Mad Libs - Who doesn't love Mad Libs! Practicing parts of speech while creating silly stories! My kiddos forget they are learning!
Scrabble - My third graders don't play "actual" Scrabble (I don't blame them, I even get frustrated during Scrabble!) I do see them dumping out the tiles and building words - which is good enough for me!
Alphabet Dice Game - Similar to scrabble, just using dice!
Others are wonderful FREEBIES i found online:
FCRR Folder Games (Never heard of FCRR - Check out my FCRR Center Game blog post!)
Cursive Practice - Thanks for these Confessions of a Homeschooler! We don't have much time for cursive these days, and the kids really want to practice whenever they have a chance!
Printable Boggle - I print a blank sheet and let the kids fill it in each time!
And of course, some old standbys:
- Read a Book
- Write a Story/Letter