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Community Helpers: A Research and Writing Project PLUS Centers!

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Make learning about community helpers and our community fun with these engaging, language-building activities!  This research project includes low-prep graphic organizers and labeling activities!  

Lead your students to discover how community helpers help them while meeting literacy and social studies standards!  

Here's what you'll get:

  • Graphic organizers
  • Labeling
  • Recording sheets
  • Writing
  • Read aloud book suggestions
  • 8 Math and literacy centers

Your students will love learning about community helpers.   They'll be building social studies and literacy skills and developing vocabulary and language skills while using this science of reading-aligned resource!

Prep is quick and easy... Just print the labels and assemble the graphic organizers and recording pages!

Included activities:

  1. Community Helper Research Journal Pages
  2. KWL Charts and Labels
  3. Schema Charts and Labels
  4. Can/Have/Are Charts
  5. Diagram Labeling
  6. When I Grow Up Survey and Graphing
  7. When I Grow Up Writing

The 16 included community helpers are:

  • Artist
  • Chef
  • Construction Worker
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Firefighter
  • Teacher
  • Police Officer
  • Crossing Guard
  • Veterinarian
  • Hair Stylist
  • Farmer
  • Lifeguard
  • Trash Collector
  • Mail Carrier
  • Mechanic


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Marybeth L. says:  “We loved using this in conjunction with our Journeys story about communities. It made for a great social studies unit to accompany our reading. We enjoyed the center activities that went along with it as well. It was very engaging, and the kids loved it. It's a really great resource!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rebecca D. says:  “This made our Community Helper topic so easy. My students love doing journals. There was a broad range of jobs.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Stephanie M. says:  “This resource was such a good fit for my Kindergarteners. I have never seen my students so engaged in their writing. I had one student say, "Wow! This is actually fun. Can we do this everyday?" Thank you for all your hard work. I have recommended this resource to my coworkers!! Incredible.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jennifer D. says:  “The kiddos loved learning about Community Helpers with this unit! They were able to make connections with their real worlds. Also LOVED the diversity in the pictures of the workers themselves:-)”


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