Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Literacy Work Stations

Here is the latest five day rotation of literacy activities:

My students have been using my Valentine's Day freebie set to Write the Room.

Using Valentine pointers, students read the sight-word hearts that are posted around the classroom.
Wearing heart-shaped sunglasses while reading-the-room makes this activity even more fun!
Click here to find the post where you can download your free copies of the word hearts and activity sheets.

At this centre, students practice printing their friends' names, then trace over them using different coloured markers.

When they finish their page, they write words on the chalkboard, rainbow writing over top of their words using different colours of chalk.

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}

The kids are rockin' out to Pete's song, air guitars and all.

You can grab a copy of the reading response sheet from Mrs. Jump.

Our Valentine book is called The Hearts.

It can be found at Hubbard's Cupboard.

For those interested, the book is available in English, French, German, and Spanish!

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:

They cut out the letters and glue them beside the picture that begins with that letter.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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}


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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