Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Person, Place, or Thing?

  1. For this center, you will need to prepare several sentence strips, replacing the nouns with pictures. For example, the sentence "The bird is in the tree" would have pictures of a bird and a tree in place of those words. Instead of sentence strips you could also use pocket charts in which to create these sentences.
  2. You will also need three coffee tins labeled Person, Place, and Thing.
  3. Your students will read the sentences, remove the pictures, and sort them according to the labels on the coffee cans.
  4. Have a self-check available for your students.

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