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After four weeks of school, my first graders are finally able to work independently during Reader’s Workshop while I teach Guided Reading groups!  Whew!

To help my kiddos practice matching “what they see to what they say,” I created this fun and low-prep literacy center!
Since my kiddos are working on looking at the picture to help them read, and using their reading finger to point to each word as they say it, I modeled this center under my document camera for my whole class to see.
I grabbed a picture card, looked at what was in the picture, and then used my reading finger to read aloud the sentence that matched! 
I added this activity to our bookshelf full of literacy center choices and told my students that they could either work independently or with a partner to match all of the farm animal picture cards to the sentence that matches.
Although it’s a simple activity, the animals are adorable and my students were eager to get their turn!  I was happy too, because they were using the reading strategies we have learned so far this school year.  
Ready to download it for FREE???  Hop over to my Teachers Pay Teacher shop for this freebie!
And if you want some farm animals for your kiddos, I found this adorable set at!
When you’re done, check out some of these other farm activities for kids by my amazing blogger-friends!
Farm CVC Words // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Farm Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato
Expressing Feelings on the Farm // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Count and Graph on the Farm // Sara J Creations
Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match // The Kindergarten Connection
Farm Animal Puzzles // Powerful Mothering
Farm Play Dough Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Farm Washing Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Farm Counting Book // Recipe for Teaching
Interactive Farm Book // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Gross Motor Farm Game // Modern Preschool
Farm Animal Sorting // Still Playing School
Making Farm Footprints // Pleasantest Thing
Farm Muffin Tin Syllable Counting Game // The Educators’ Spin on It
Farm Themed Old Maid // Stay at Home Educator
Farm Emergent Reader // The Letters of Literacy
Farm Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Farm Animal Ten Frame Cards // Preschool Inspirations
Farm Addition Cards // The Stem Laboratory
Farm Animal Sentences // (Not Pictured) The Simplified Classroom
Old MacDonald’s Farm Busy Bag // (Not Pictured) Adventures of Adam
I hope you enjoy this free activity.  Happy teaching!


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