Monday, April 9, 2012

Literacy Stations

I recently snapped some pictures of a few Literacy Stations materials that have not made it to my blog.   Some were used in the first semester.  These activities are so "easy" compared to the work my Kinders are doing now!  It really is exciting to think about how much they have grown and learned since August. 
An early sorting activity.  Students took the "sandwiches" from their lunch bag and sorted them onto the appropriate "napkin."

Pictures sorted by initial sound.
"Musical Paper Plates."  The plates were arranged in a large circle on the floor.  Students were given a small picture card and walked around the circle until the music stopped.  They then had to say whether or not their picture started with the letter on the plate.  If not, they sat in the middle of the circle and the game continued.
Number of letters sort.  Using the sight words that had been learned, students read and sorted the words by the number of letters.  They then wrote the words onto the record sheet pictured below. 
"Interesting I"  Using pre-cut pieces of paper, students assembled a capital and lower case i, decorated them with stickers to make them "interesting," and traced & copied i words.  This type of booklet could be made for other letters as well:  Amazing A, Beautiful B, etc.

Word Building.  Using red consonant cards and yellow word family chunk cards, students built words.  Reading them into a whisper phone, they decided whether or not they were real words.  If the word was real, it was written onto the record sheet.
Clothesline words.  Using clothespins with vowels written onto them, students can make real and nonsense words. 

Zoom!  Make a map with streets named for your target letters.  Label little cars with word family chunks.  As students drive their cars around town, they will find new word.  Boys seem to really like this activity.


  1. It really is amazing to think of how far they've come. That has to be one of the best parts of teaching kindergarten. All the growth they make. It makes the first few months that are so hard worth it.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

    1. It really is amazing how far they have come. I love that I get to be a part of this growth!


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