Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Literacy Work Stations

Here is the latest five day rotation of literacy activities:

WRITE THE ROOM
My students have been using my Valentine's Day freebie set to Write the Room.
Kindergarten literacy center activities
Using Valentine pointers, students read the sight word hearts that are posted around the classroom.
Kindergarten literacy center activities
Wearing heart-shaped sunglasses while reading-the-room makes this activity even more fun!
Kindergarten literacy center activities
Click here to find the post where you can download your free copies of the word hearts and activity sheets.
RAINBOW WRITING
Kindergarten literacy center activities
At this center, students practice printing their friends' names, then trace over them using different colored markers.
Kindergarten literacy center activities

Kindergarten literacy center activities
When they finish their page, they write words on the chalkboard, rainbow writing over top of their words using different colors of chalk.
Kindergarten literacy center activities

Kindergarten literacy center activities

LISTENING CENTER
I initially had Franklin's Valentines as our book selection, however my tape recorder ate the tape :(
So now it's Pete the Cat!
{in non-machine-edible CD format}
Kindergarten literacy center activities
The kids are rockin' out to Pete's song, air guitars and all.
Kindergarten literacy center activities
You can grab a copy of the reading response sheet from Mrs. Jump.


SIGHT WORD BOOK
Our Valentine book is called The Hearts.
Kindergarten literacy center activities
It can be found at Hubbard's Cupboard.
Kindergarten literacy center activities
For those interested, the book is available in English, French, German, and Spanish!


INITIAL SOUNDS
This month I need to assess my students in their ability to identify the initial sounds in words, so I created this sheet for them to work on:
Kindergarten literacy center activities
They cut out the letters and glue them beside the picture that begins with that letter.
Kindergarten literacy center activities

FYI: I have created bundles of month-long literacy centers, 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}
A month of Kindergarten literacy center activities

1 comments:

Kaylees Education Studio said...

I bet your kids just loved wearing those heart shaped sunglasses. What a great way to make reading activities fun!

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