Friday, March 28, 2014

Word Detective, Write the Room, and More Literacy Work Stations

Another round of literacy activities began today. Here's what they include:

SIGHT WORD DETECTIVE
Literacy center activities for Kindergarten
searching for the tiny sight words hidden in the picture, using a magnifying glass
Literacy center activities for Kindergarten
copying down the words they find hidden in the picture

BEAN BAG LETTER MATCH
Literacy center activities for Kindergarten
throwing alphabet bean bags onto the matching letter cards
Literacy center activities for Kindergarten
matching them by letter
Literacy center activities for Kindergarten
and matching them by letter sound
Literacy center activities for Kindergarten

HANDWRITING BOOKS
handwriting practice, copying words into writing books from {here}

SPRING WRITE THE ROOM  
Write the Room literacy center activity with a spring theme
searching the room for spring words, and recording them on the Write the Room page
Write the Room literacy center activity with a spring theme
Find the Spring pack {here}
Write the Room literacy center activity with a spring theme

I've added a NEW pack to my shop:
Write the Room literacy center activity with a farm theme
perfect for a farm theme!
You can buy it separately in my shop {here}

 If you've purchased my Write the Room All Year (which includes all of my Write the Room packs) make sure to go into your purchases and download this new addition to the pack...for FREE!
Write the Room All Year now includes THIRTEEN sets...that's less than $2 per pack!
Write the Room literacy center activities for ALL year long! Includes 13 sets.
Find it {here}

UPDATE 2016: 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 Centers for September

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sounding Out Words, Rhyme, and Wrapping up Dr. Seuss Month

We have been busy this month with lots of literacy learning!
One daily activity we do is Where's That Sound?
Where's That Sound? Students have a letter and place it on the chart to show if it is the beginning, middle, or ending sound.
I read out a word from my word list. Students put the letter where they hear it in the word: at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the word.
Where's That Sound? Students have a letter and place it on the chart to show if it is the beginning, middle, or ending sound.

Where's That Sound? Students have a letter and place it on the chart to show if it is the beginning, middle, or ending sound.
Today we did letter V. Here's my word list: 
Where's That Sound? Students have a letter and place it on the chart to show if it is the beginning, middle, or ending sound.
The chart has Velcro dots to make it easy to switch out the letters.
Where's That Sound? Students have a letter and place it on the chart to show if it is the beginning, middle, or ending sound.
You can find the chart, letters, and word lists {here}
Where's That Sound? Students have a letter and place it on the chart to show if it is the beginning, middle, or ending sound.
It works great for making CVC words too!
Where's That Sound? Students have a letter and place it on the chart to show if it is the beginning, middle, or ending sound.
We did lots of literacy activities using Dr. Seuss books this month too!
We started with Dr. Seuss's ABC, since it is all about the alphabet, alphabetical order, uppercase and lowercase letters, letter sounds, and words that begin with the letters. All jam-packed into one book!
We practiced initial sounds...
and ending sounds
Next we read Hop on Pop, to get our in our practice with rhyming skills. We sorted words that rhyme with pop/don't rhyme with pop
and we made some of our own rhymes too. 
We did this with The Cat in the Hat, with a cut and paste activity.

We played "Rhyming Bridge is Falling Down".
Rhyming Bridge is Falling Down: an active learning activity to practice rhyming skills in Kindergarten

Rhyming Bridge is Falling Down: an active learning activity to practice rhyming skills in Kindergarten
This is the same as London Bridge is falling down, except that when the 'rhyming bridge' lands on you, you are stuck until you come up with a pair of rhyming words. Too fun!
Rhyming Bridge is Falling Down: an active learning activity to practice rhyming skills in Kindergarten
Rhyming Bridge is Falling Down: an active learning activity to practice rhyming skills in Kindergarten

Next up is The Cat in the Hat
books, characters, puzzles


We used Jessica's CVC pack to make words using magnets
and did the corresponding worksheets for extra practice.


Look at the FUN way to blend the sounds together
using cars!!!
The pack is AMAZING! You really have to get it! I LOVE the worksheets. Find it {here}

We are using my pack to S-T-R-E-T-C-H out words, bubble gum style!
Word Work activities literacy centers for Kindergarten and First Grade
We used letter tiles and magnetic letters to stretch out the sounds of these CVC words.
Word Work activities literacy centers for Kindergarten and First Grade

Word Work activities literacy centers for Kindergarten and First Grade

Word Work activities literacy centers for Kindergarten and First Grade
We sorted words by vowel, putting the gumballs in the correct gumball machines!
We sorted out real words and silly words on the pocket chart.
Word Work activities literacy centers for Kindergarten and First Grade
Find the Stretch Out the Words pack {here} It includes CVC, CCVC, and CVCC word learning!
Word Work activities literacy centers for Kindergarten and First Grade
Word Work activities literacy centers for Kindergarten and First Grade

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rhyme, Magazine Search, and More Literacy Work Stations

 Last week we started a new round of literacy work stations. Lots of fun, engaging ways to learn literacy concepts!

PUPPY LOVE RHYME ACTIVITY
Rhyming words matching activity as a Kindergarten literacy center
Students look for matching rhyming sets using the Puppy Love! rhyming activity.
Rhyming words matching activity as a Kindergarten literacy center
This activity is a great way to practice rhyming skills as we read Dr. Seuss books all month long!
Rhyming words matching activity as a Kindergarten literacy center
It features 20 sets of word families, and can be found {here}
Rhyming words matching activity- a Kindergarten literacy center

MAGAZINE LETTER SEARCH
Students are cutting letters out of magazines and gluing them onto the alphabet page. The page is from Kathleen from Growing Kinders {here}

LISTENING CENTER
This round's selection is Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss.

HANDWRITING BOOKS
We're continuing on with our handwriting book as words are copied in students' neatest printing. The books are from Michelle Rist {here}

FAMILY-THEMED WRITE THE ROOM
Family words are hiding all over our classroom. Students are finding them and filling in their work pages. Find the set {here}
Family themed Write the Room literacy center activity for Kindergarten and First Grade

Family themed Write the Room literacy center activity for Kindergarten and First Grade

Family themed Write the Room literacy center activity for Kindergarten and First Grade

LITERACY WORK STATION ROTATION BOARD
Literacy center activity stations rotation chart
Find the rotation board {here}

UPDATE 2016: 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 Centers for September
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