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Free Literacy Centers!

Literacy, Small Groups & Literacy Centers

Written by: Mary Kate Bolinder

Literacy is the foundation of the 2nd grade classroom. 2nd grade learners need the practice to master basic early literacy skills. These amazing free literacy centers are here to help! We’ve got exciting centers for grammar, phonics, reading, and writing. With print and digital options, these centers fit any classroom need!

free 2nd grade literacy center activities for phonics, grammar, writing and reading

Click below to get started using these free reading, grammar, writing, and phonics centers today!

What’s Included in 2nd Grade Literacy Centers?

Each center includes:

  • Instruction card
  • Color Center
  • Black and White Center
  • Recording Sheet
  • Answer Key
  • Print or Digital Format

What’s Included in The Literacy Centers Freebie?

four free literacy center activities for 2nd grade

Plan your weekly literacy centers with just one click! The Literacy Centers Freebie contains four engaging centers, ready to go!

Grammar – Common and Proper Nouns

common and proper noun sandwiches grammar center activity for 2nd grade

Make some super sandwiches with this matching game. Students will choose a common noun card, and match it with the proper noun it describes. For extra practice, write or type each noun pair on the answer key!

Phonics – Multisyllabic Short Vowel Words

multisyllabic short vowel word slicing fruit center activity

Get ready to CHOP up some fun with this center! Match the fruits to make a word, then SLICE the fruit into syllables. Write and repeat until all the fruit is chopped!

Reading – Inferring

inferring whose shoes 2nd grade reading center activity

Making inferences can be a tricky concept to teach, but students will love this inferencing center! In the WHOSE SHOES? Center, students will make inferences about the person wearing the shoes, based on clues from the text. The answer key is great in both print and digital versions!

Writing – Opinion Writing

opinion writing banana splits writing center activity for 2nd grade

2nd graders have opinions – LOTS of opinions! Help them “get the scoop” on opinion writing with this delightful center. Students will build their opinions piece by piece until they have completed a whole “sundae” of opinions. At the completion of the center, students will have written an entire paragraph. Now that’s a sweet celebration!

Get started with our free literacy centers today!

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free 2nd grade phonics, reading, grammar, and writing literacy centers


  1. Natalie

    I would love to try this out!

  2. Natalie

    Can’t wait to try this out!

  3. Jennifer

    I’m looking for a baseball contraction word bond game you had as a freebie once. I can’t seem to find it anymore?

  4. Mary

    I work in Special Education, and these centers will help me differentiate for my students.


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