Friday, July 1, 2011

Literacy Center Ideas and Resources

Summer is a good time for teachers to think about everything that didn't work for them the year before and consider how they want to do it different the next year. This is especially true for literacy centers or stations. I came across a few posts today that I thought might help and added a few from the past with it. If you have posts or additional ideas to share about centers, please comment below.

From KindergartenWorks- Check this post out for different ideas for centers - Never Ending Story. I love all of the retelling prop ideas. Lots of pictures included. Shop for KindergartenWorks products at Teachers Notebook. The PlayDough Word Work Pack is one of my favorite purchases!! You will find lots of other center resources for purchase too. You can also check out the same products at TPT.

KindergartenWorks also has a great guided reading post for getting your guided reading groups organized.

Mrs. Albanese's Kindergarten Class' Blog has a post with small and large center icons for a management chart. Check out the post I Love Literacy Centers for the free download.

Take a look at Learning and Teaching Preschool's posts Pocket Chart Stories Using Children's Names and Building Literacy With Interactive Stories for some great pocket chart activities.

The Moffatt Girls just posted a free download for unit 5 their Ready2Read activities. If you have missed downloading the previous units, make sure to go back and get them. These are great for a word work center. The posts are full of great pictures of the different activities.

Fran, from Kindergarten Crayons, just made a post with a free download that would be great for a beginning of the year ABC center activity. See her Remorseful or Resourceful With Target post for the stamping activity download.

We all love and envy Mrs. Lee's great center activities!! Make sure you keep your eye out for the teaming up of Julie and Deanna and their August/September center unit. You can check out Julie's post about it at Teaming Up.

Made For First Grade has a post called Guided Reading and Center Rotations that has a free download of how to group your guided reading groups and how to set up your centers. Be sure to check out their new Color Center Activities too. They are offering one as a free download. Make sure to grab it!

Live Love Laugh Everyday in Kindergarten has several posts and downloads to check out on literacy stations. You will find ideas for using a computer expert and materials manager, as well as introducing centers with a "grand opening" and downloads for read and write the room.

I know there are lots of other ideas, posts, resources, and downloads out there, so be sure to leave a comment below and share.


Lindsey W said...

Thanks for sharing! I also purchased the playdoh activities and am so excited about a new way to have my kids practice words and letters in the fall! Please follow my blog as I get it going!

Mrs. Duggins said...

Thanks so much for sharing these ideas! These are fantastic!

Mrs. Duggins

Annie Moffatt said...

Thank you for the shout out:) You always share so many good resources and I feel blessed that you shared about the Moffatt Girls! Your site is so wonderful and I look forward to your posts!!

Mrs. Osterman said...

Thank you for taking the time to gather these great ideas. This summer, I made monthly writing journals to use with my kindergarten students next year. You can see them on my blog. There are free printables, too!

Alessia Albanese said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my Literacy Centres on your blog! I am happy to share and I hope everyone will be able to use them! :)

Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

Linda McCardle said...

Thank for the literacy center post. I have been hoping that someone would host a literacy workstation linky party!

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