Archive for the ‘Literacy Centers’ Category

Book Recommendation

Want your students to recommend a book to their peer after they are done reading it? I made this great, quick and easy to use book recommendation form for the students to fill out and place on another students desk. Enjoy!   Book Recommendations  

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Square Writing Organizer

Students that need more of a visual organizer for their writing enjoy seeing their ideas organized. Try this organizer that I made for my students. TPT Writing Organizer Check out my TPT site to get some freebies and downloadable resources.

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Word JENGA !

This is a great game to play with your entire class or in small groups. For those of you that do not know how to play JENGA, you stack the blocks in rows of three and create one tall tower. Then the students take turns pulling blocks out one by one to read and then…

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Why writers write

A poster to talk with your students about why they write! To express thoughts To share experiences They love to write To communicate They want something To tell about important events To share their feelings To persuade To teach To ask questions

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Space, Airplane, Road, Ground, and Worm!

Here is a chart I created that shows the students the way they should be correctly writng their letters. Some letters go in the worm zone, some go up to the airplane line. However, no letter ever dares to go up to the Space Zone! =-) This is a great visual for the students. Grab…

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Scary Stations!

Here are some ideas for for a Halloween Party! Use Dry Ice to make a cool cauldron! Sight Word Bingo Match Pictures Writing center: Making Spiders Use parts of an egg carton, color black with a marker and add pipe cleaners and goggly eyes. Ghost Bowling: Cover bowling pins with fabric or tissue paper, add…

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Writing center ideas!

  Need some ideas for your Writing center in Kindergarten or First Grade? Students can choose from a variety of writing materials to practice writing letters, names or words. I have my students work on writing workshop stories (Lucy Calkins), theme related stories (season, events), and other writing activities ( letters, lists, puppet show/plays, greeting cards,…

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Audio Book Labels

Organization is one of the most important things that one needs to have in place in their classroom. If you start right away it will be an easy process. For a listening center, you can buy the 4 books+4 CD’s sets from Scholastic each month so that I have a new story on CD every…

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