Thursday, February 02, 2012

Latest Literacy Work Stations

Here are the five literacy work stations that my students have been rotating through this week:


Taking turns, students draw a card from the pile.

Wearing their clapping gloves {98 cent gloves from WalMart} they clap the word to figure out how many syllables it has.

When they have figured out how many syllables are in the word, they put the card on the mat with that correponding number.

The animal picture cards I am using are from Mrs. McKown.


Students write, stamp, and decorate the newest sight words that we've learned.

The write-stamp-decorate page is from Mrs. I.


I found some great winter-themed activity pages that help review colour words and alphabetical order.

The winter colour-by-number pages can be found here.

The winter alphabet dot-to-dots can be found here.


Our latest sight word booklet is called "The Snowman", from Hubbard's Cupboard.

You can find all the details of my sight word story lesson here.


My students keep so busy with this activity! Using clipboards and task sheets, they set out to fill in their forms with words they find around the classroom.

One side of their page has a specific task- they need to find words that have a certain letter in it. The other side of the page is open-ended, where they can print whatever they like!

 FYI: I have created bundles of month-long literacy centres, to make things easy for Kindergarten teachers!
The packs include literacy activities in these 5 areas of learning:
1)Writing 2)Listening to reading 3) Word work (sight words) 4) Phonics/alphabet 5) Phonemic awareness
The packs are laid out, week by week, for the entire month. They include 5 stations for students to rotate through per week, with all of the components you’ll need for each activity.
Assessment tools are included to help keep learning on track and to keep your students accountable.
Learning is spiraled throughout the month, to help students build on their prior learning. 
Check out the first pack in the series {here}


laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Looks awesome! =)
First Grade Blue Skies

Sue said...

Cute Activities :) I like the glove idea....nice way to keep the noise level down.

Sue :)

Lori said...

Love the syllable gloves! Never thought of that. How fun!
Conversations in Literacy

Sarah Eager said...


Thanks for sharing your Write the Room ideas. My students love Write the Room too but the sheets I use are much more generic. I love that you have a specific purpose/task for yours. I am going to start doing that!!

I'm your newest follower and just starting out in the blogging world!

Sarah :)

Alessia Albanese said...

Hi Anita!

Cute centres! I wanted to e-mail you something but I can't find where I put your e-mail address anywhere! Can you send it to me again? Thanks!

Happy Saturday!

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

Simone said...

I'm loving the "clapping gloves." My kids are a little young for teching them syllables just yet, but i gotta find a use for the gloves ... my kiddos love to wear them to school!

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Kaylees Education Studio said...

I loved the idea of the clapping gloves. I've never seen it before and I bet it works great to keep the noise level down.

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