Friday, October 12, 2012

Literacy Work Station Rotations

I have been asked to share how I run my activity work stations, specifically how I organize the chart that shows who goes where.
Here is what my Literacy Activity chart looks like today:
How to Organize Literacy Center Rotations
I use a half-page header {in chevron, of course}. LOL
How to Organize Literacy Center Rotations
I have my class divided up into small groups of 3-4 students, with 3 activities running at once.
{Most years my groups have 4-5 students in each group, with 5 activities running at once.}

I have found this to be the simplest way to organize my work stations.
Students are to work in one station at a time. When time is up, I simply move the activity card over one spot, and students know what activity they will be in next.
SIMPLE
How to Organize Literacy Center Rotations
The activity cards include both words and pictures to aid my visual learners and ELL students.
How to Organize Literacy Center Rotations
You can find ALL 36 activity cards as well as full-page and half-page station header cards 
{here}
How to Organize Literacy Center Rotations using Visual Cards

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}
20 Kindergarten Literacy Activity Centers for September

1 comments:

Liz Mccaw said...

Your cards are perfect! Thanks for sharing. Liz :)

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