This go-to resource contains a year's worth of differentiated activities for literacy centers, correlated with the Common Core State Standards for reading literature and informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and foundational skills. Engaging task cards with word cards, picture cards, and student activity sheets guide students to practice essential skills independently at their own level and pace. The teaching guide includes model mini-lessons to introduce center tasks and routines, assessment ideas, record-keeping forms for tracking and documenting student work and progress, and a streamlined management system-complete with a rotation plan and center and task icons. The accompanying CD contains dozens of reproducible student pages and teacher forms-everything teachers need to launch centers effectively and keep them running smoothly all year long! The sturdy storage box with folders organizes it all for years of use. For use with Grade 2.