Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Literacy Stations and More

This post is mostly about literacy stations in a kindergarten classroom.  Today I took a few photos of my kindergarten class working at literacy stations.  The first two pictures are of students at the computer station.  My students usually go to Starfall.com.  This site includes literacy activities for kindergarten and first grade students.

 Erica Bohrer has a free packet on TpT with directions for Starfall.com and other Computer Station games.  Click the image below to get it for free.
  
The next photo is of students working on "cut-a-sentences" and gluing them into an independent book.  I simply stapled small pieces of plain paper together as the pages of the book.  I call this station "create a sentence, create a book".
 I also came across a freebie by Christie from First Grade FeverThe freebie includes several sight word playdough mats.  They are super cute and print in black and white.  Below are a few photos of students working on sight words with playdough.


Students also participate in independent reading and partner reading during literacy stations.  Below is a picture of a student reading independently from her book box.  The boxes came from IKEAI took photos and glued them to the front for easy identification.
 What do you do for small groups?  We would love to hear how your stations are managed and what you have found to be successful.

I want to thank Stephany Dillon!!  The fonts used in the text boxes above are from her Super Cute Font Pack!!  I also want to thank Mr. Magician for the glittery borders!!

Endless Possibilities,
Stephanie

2 comments:

  1. I love the idea of their photo on the front of the book boxes:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  2. Very fun ideas! I really like how you used the frames with your pictures. It makes the blog post jump out. I might start doing that on my own blog. Hope you don't mind. You must have to create them first and then import them -- I'm assuming???

    I love finding new teaching ideas....and new blog ideas :)

    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

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