Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Toobaloos & More Literacy Stations

Here are the literacy work stations my class has been working through:
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities

READING WITH TOOBALOOS
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
I have a basket of books that are at various levels of difficulty. Some have been introduced during small group guided reading lessons, others are readers that are made up of sight words students have been introduced to throughout the year, and still others are more difficult, with words we have not yet covered.
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
Students use 'toobaloos' to read to themselves. They are little curved tubes that basically allow you to read into your own ear! So cool! {And loud...so it makes you read quietly :)}
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities

'PLANTING' WORD FAMILIES
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
This great word family activity is from Rowdy in Room 300, and can be found here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Planting-Word-Families.
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities

Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
Students take a letter flower petal and put it into a word family flower pot to create a new word. The word is then recorded on their worksheet. 

EASTER EGG SYLLABLE SORT
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
I broke out the clapping gloves that had been used earlier this year.
This time, students clapped the syllables of words printed on Easter eggs, then placed them in the right column.
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
They then copied some of the words onto their recording sheet.
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
This great activity is from KinderKids Fun.

LISTENING CENTER
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
Students listened to a Berenstain Bears story & filled in a response sheet. This response sheet is from Mrs. Jump.
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities

SIGHT WORD BOOK
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
The book we are working on is called Spring, and it introduces the sight word has.
You can find it at Hubbard's Cupboard.
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
See here for my small group guided reading lesson tips & procedures.
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities
The new sight word was added to our Words to Know chart, so that students can high-five it/read it as they exit the room. Click here to learn more about my high-five chart!

And get the High Five chart {here}!!!
Kindergarten literacy centers and language activities

Update: 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}

1 comments:

Megan said...

Thanks for sharing! I always love what seeing what others are up to, and you gave me some great ideas. Off to print, now!

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