Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spin-A-Word Freebie & More Literacy Work Stations

The literacy work stations my students have been busy with this rotation are outlined below.
If you like them, there are several freebies included!
I put magnetic letters into a drawstring bag {that students could not see into}. They took turns reaching inside and drawing a letter. The letter was put on a magnetic board so that everyone in the group could see what it was.
Using bingo markers, students found the letter on their sheet and marked it with a dot. The activity continued until all the letters had been found & stamped.
This page could also be used as a magazine search, where students cut out letters from magazines and glue them onto the alphabet page.

This activity was beyond fun!

I made a sheet of sight words and put it into a paper tray.
Students took turns spinning a top, then recording on a graph what word it landed on.

Play continued until one of the columns was filled in.

If you are interested in an alphabet version of this activity, click {here}!
My sight word lesson format is described in this post.
This time, we worked on Hubbard's Cupboard sight word book called Seeds.
It introduces our new sight word, which we proceeded to put on our High-Five chart.
 The High Five chart set can be found {here}


I made this CVC, CCVC, CVCC set where students use letter tiles or magnetic letters to create words.

I had my students make the words on the CVC cards, then print the word onto their sheets.

They sounded out CVC words and sorted if the words were silly or real.
You can find the activities {here}

This round our listening centre includes the story Arthur's Tooth.
Students listened to the story, then filled in this listening centre story response page from Mrs. Jump.


FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Awesome freebies!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Jessica said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing! =)

KinderKiddies said...

These are amazing, thanks for taking the time to share...

Lori said...

Lots of activities! Thanks for sharing!
Conversations in Literacy

Sue said...

cute ideas.....thanks for sharing!

Sue :)

erika said...

Thank you for the freebies. I LOVE your blog and truly appreciate your generosity. It's been a long day and I look at blogs as my way to unwind. It is so fun to get some new recording sheets!!!

Ashley said...

I love all of your ideas! I can't wait to work on getting some together this summer. I am switching to a prek/k classroom next year so your blogs are going to be a huge help to me!

Mrs. Lirette said...

Love the idea of a spinning top and graphing for sight words! Thanks! :)

Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Kris Carbone said...

I can't figure out how to print these!?!

Anita said...

I'm not sure what you're having trouble printing...but everything that's written in orange is the link to the printables.

Hollie Fumero said...


Thank you for sharing your literacy ideas with us. This are great and I can not wait to incorporate them into my kindergarten classroom. I too look forward to being able to share ideas with you as well. I am new to the blogging world and would love it if you would follow my blog.

Hollie Fumero said...
I forgot the "s"

Hollie Fumero said...

I am new to blogging and I try real hard to mention where I find my ideas however when on pinterest I don't always pin ideas and sometimes write them but if I forget where I found the idea I say I saw it on pinterest. I dont think there is away but if you see the idea thayb originated from your page you can say I love your idea I do something like that as well and link it to yourbpage and people should make a connection.

Wendy Pryschuk said...

Hi your alphabet sheet for stamp-a-letter. Do you have it with lower case letters too? If so, would you mind sharing?

bhmg52099 said...

Anita, Thanks for sharing some of your word work activities and freebies! I was wondering if you could email me an editable version of Spin-a-Word? I'd love to be able to change the sight words, so I could use this activity with my Kinders more than once. Thanks!

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