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Written by: Katie Palmer

Ready to start prepping for the upcoming school year? Many teachers LOVE planning everything back to school. All the classroom decor and teacher supplies are FUN to prep. But what about curriculum? What about writing? Writing is an area that can be hard to plan for many teachers. Have no fear though! Lucky Little Learners has you covered with over twenty writing centers for second grade to spice up your writer’s workshop.


All About Writing Centers

Our writing centers cover a wide variety of topics and writing standards for 2nd grade. They come in printable and digital formats, so can easily fit into a hands on OR technology station.

opinion writing center for 2nd grade classrooms
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These centers are also standards based (common core aligned) and feature kid friendly clipart.

fact and opinion 2nd grade writing center
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Print the writing centers in black & white or full color. AND, for the teacher, student recording sheets for easy correcting and station signs to remind students of directions. (Makes independent work easier to achieve!)

informational writing birthday cake center for 2nd grade with recording sheet
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AND don’t forget, there’s a digital version of each center as well!

Skills included:

Sounds good, but what skills are included in this bundle?

main topic and facts writing center activity for 2nd grade
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build a monster adding character details game for 2nd grade writing centers
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how to writing center game for 2nd grade classrooms
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How to Use the Writing Centers

These centers are perfect for whole group, small group, or independent stations. (Or even for one-on-one differentiated, intensive instruction.)

These centers are organized by standards, rather than by seasonal themes. This allows for use all times of the year to best fit any curriculum.

2nd grade writing centers standards correlations

Whole & Small Group Ideas

  • Use a center as a whole group “game”: Project an activity under a document camera, played up front in “circle time” fashion, or used online in the digital format. Introduce the centers with this format!
  • Around the Room: Display the task cards of a selected center around the room and have students hunt for them! Students will be super engaged!

Even More Writing Resources

Need more writing ideas? Check out these amazing resources below:

1- No Prep Writing Prompts

Read more about No Prep Writing Prompts

2- Tips for Teaching Sentence Writing

tips from teachers about how to teach sentence writing
Tips for Teaching Sentence Writing

3- Writing Mini-Lessons That Stick

writing mini lessons that stick
Writing Mini-Lessons That Stick

Also, check out ALL things writing in our All Access Resource Library!

Happy Teaching!

20 writing centers for 2nd grade by lucky little learners


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