Primary Punch: Literacy Centers

Make your winter theme hands-on and FUN for your little learners. You will see fewer behaviors when students are engaged in meaningful learning experiences. Turn your sensory table into a pile of snowballs aka cotton balls. Toss in small letter manipulatives I added DIY bottle cap letters , empty water bottles, clear gems Dollar Tree , and tweezers. Students will love filling, shaking, and emptying the bottles. Plus when you add letters, students will be talking about letters and sounds too! I did this activity with my pre-k friends. They also wrote the words they created on the recording page. I had two sets of uppercase snowball letters and two sets of lowercase snowball letters on the table.

Reading Lesson Plans, Activities and Worksheets

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Fantastic Flurries Reading Centers – The Curriculum Corner

Kristen Smith Picture this: You are in your classroom and students are all working quietly on meaningful tasks. They are working with one another and you are meeting with a small guided reading group. You are not interrupted every two minutes. Because your students are using Literacy Work Centers or Stations. How did this magic happen?

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Did I mention how much I love this shelf?!?! Here is a picture of my listening station! I actually have two of these to accommodate more students. Nothing spectacular, but does the trick! Here is a picture of the pocket chart center. Again, very simple-just a pocket chart on a stand!! I have a little basket on the floor beside it that holds the recording sheets.

I love using this pocket chart for sorting, making words, and matching games!!! Here’s a pic of one of my kiddos at the computer center. He is working on his math facts using a program my school purchased called “Math Facts in a Flash”. It’s great for practicing math fact fluency!! This is my HOTS center! I ran out of room to put things so I made a pocket with a file folder, labeled it, and hot glued it to the side of my desk!!

I put activities in the pocket that promote higher order thinking in reading and writing.

Reading Resources that Rock! – Classroom Confetti

Learning Centers Providing a Wide Variety of Learning Activities Learning centers can help meet the diverse needs and skill levels of young children. Children learn by doing. They actively construct knowledge by interacting with the world around them.

Learning Centers Printable Learning Centers for the Classroom: Math Learning Centers: Math Learning Centers: Holiday Hand Off Reading Centers: Reading Centers: Add to your Classroom Library: English Literacy Learning Centers: English Literacy Learning Centers: Spelling Learning Centers: Spelling Learning Centers: Writing Learning.

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A Day in First Grade | How to successfully start and implement Literacy Centers (or Stations)

Sunday, April 17, Literacy Centers Since I just started my blog, I want to go back and put up some ideas for things that I used at the beginning of the year that I found too be really effective. I used literacy centers at the beginning of the year while I held guided reading groups, and the kids LOVED the centers! The numbers at the top of the chart represent the table numbers in the room. Those numbers rotate daily. Each table has 3 center options for the day those centers are listed below the table number.

No more than two students can be at one center at a time.

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Primary Punch Literacy Centers I have had a lot of questions about how I run literacy centers in my room lately. We don’t use Daily 5, our county has it’s own framework it wants us to use but with the new Common Core we aren’t limited to using a basal reading series anymore which is great! This is a long one but full of good information and hopefully some new ideas.

So, here is how literacy centers goes down in my room of 2nd graders! First let’s start with the Tic-Tac-Toe. This is my “contract”, I make a new one each week and it has all my kiddos center information on it for the week. The directions are there but we go over and over the center routines as a whole group many times before I ever put them in a center independently.

Then during week two I added a row, and so forth.

Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten: Gingerbread Activities and Centers

Not just another okay printable. I have highlighted a few of my favorite reading resources that I use each year with my firsties. Task cards are such a valuable tool to use in the classroom. They are simple, don’t take a lot of prep, can be differentiated, and are fun for your kiddos!

According to Lucy Calkins, reading needs to be a “richly social activity”. These response cards provides responsible talk stems as students enjoy reading together. Your kiddos will learn to read and interpret bar graphs and pictographs, as well as construct graphs of their own.

Literacy Stations I thought I would share my literacy stations. I have seen such awesome stations on other blogs but mine are a little different. I have a ten month old so I try to make the centers as easy as possible to maintain. Plus I cannot stand copying things all the time, so none of these centers require any copying. Well, except the first time you make something, you might have to copy it.

I do have a lot of materials that I have made and laminated over the years so it’s a lot easier to get the centers ready every week than it used to be. I can usually do it in under an hour.

Journey Recovery Centers – Helping where we can

My ideas on the “perfect” literacy activities. I think that the most important thing to remember when setting up stations is that the children should be engaged in fun learning. If the activities aren’t engaging, the kids won’t participate or learn in them.

First Grade Reading Activities. Sight word puzzles, fairy tale maps, and bowling for phonics are just some of the ways you can get your first grader revved up for reading with our collection of engaging activities.

Hi everyone, I’m finally ready to reveal my new guided reading pack and I’m so excited about it! Last year, I made it my mission to improve my guided reading time because I knew that it was very valuable for my little learners. I learned a lot about my students and saw so much growth when I spent time with my small reading groups. Once I started meeting regularly with my groups, I quickly learned that my students got so much more out of hands-on experiences.

I made it my summer mission to create new games for my intervention groups. Allow me take you through them I use these letter and picture cards with my students who struggle with letter sounds. We play a variety of games with these cards such as matching letters with pictures and putting them in alphabetical order. I also use a set of picture cards that have CVC words only. These are great for playing games that involve beginning, middle, and ending sounds.

This next game is great for working on listening skills. I like to call out letter sounds and have my students find pictures that start with that sound.

3rd Grade Grapevine: Literacy Center Ideas: Context Clues

I have found centers to be an amazing way for students to succeed! The centers I use in my classroom are based on the book Practice with Purpose: Centers change through out the year, but the centers I use are newspaper, game, spelling, vocabulary, spelling, SMART board, word work, writing, poetry, buddy reading, listening center and library. Classroom management is essential for successful literacy centers.

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Pocket Chart Center Day 3 of my summer vacation and what am I doing??? Well, I did have a wonderful time today at Centre Island with my husband, kiddies and dear friends of ours. But I am also hard at work! Yes, I just can’t seem to stay away from this computer! Each week during the summer, I plan on explaining one of my Literacy Centres I have various pocket charts in my classroom. The helpers of the day place any students who are away on the side smaller pocket chart, “Who is at home today?

This coming school year, I plan on changing things up just a bit I’ll keep you posted! I even use it during math time!

Reading Games for Middle School Stations : Reading Lessons

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