A Peek at Literacy Work Stations

Here’s what we’re currently doing in our Literacy Work Stations:

Big Book Work Station: We’re reading ABC books, Chicka Chicka, Brown Bear, and Chrysanthemum too! πŸ™‚

Magnet Work Station: We are currently retelling Brown Bear, but I made a laminated copy of my Mouse Paint retelling cards and as soon as I put magnets on the back, we will retell it too! πŸ™‚

You can get these for free by following this link to my Pinterest page.

You can also get the spinners and Brown Bear games from my friend Donna Glynn (Kinderglynn) by going to her Tpt store.

I laminated the animals, cut them out and put magnets on the back.

Pocket Chart Work Station: We are currently retelling Brown Bear at our pocket chart work station.Β  You can follow the first link above to get these heads and tails cards and the google doc with the words. πŸ™‚Β  Again, I laminated them and cut them apart.

I’m going to add my Mouse Paint Retelling Cards to the pocket chart work station on Tuesday.

Writing Work Station: We are learning how to use the tools (pencils, markers, stencils, paper) that are in the station.

Computer Work Station: We are using the software that came with one of our reading series (Scott Foresman-Reading Street).Β  It has lots of letter identification, sound identification, and word identification games.Β  I showed it to my students on the Promethean Board as a whole group before they used it themselves. πŸ™‚

Sound Work Station: Right now we are using the letters and the Leap Pad Phonics Fridge Machine.Β  Here’s what a new one looks like:

They look like they are about $25 on Amazon.Β  You can get numbers too!Β  Mine belonged to my son and since he’s a 3rd grader now–he doesn’t really use it anymore!


Puzzles and Games Work Station: We are playing ABSeas from Discovery Toys right now with more activities to come!

Listening Work Station: We are currently listening to Brown Bear, Mouse Paint, LMNO Peas, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

ABC/Word Work Station: We are making our friends names with magnetic letters after looking at their names and pictures on cards.Β  We are also spelling the color words from Brown Bear (see link above for the website to get them from).

I’ll post more pictures when I add new activities. πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on September 3, 2012, in Literacy Work Stations, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Where did you find that great magnetic board for retelling hanging on your door


  2. How many stations do you have going at a time and how many students in each staton?


    • I have between 12 and 14 going on during Literacy Work Stations and there are two students in each station. πŸ™‚ Just search for Literacy Work Stations on my blog and you’ll see more information from past years on them πŸ™‚
      Kristen πŸ™‚


      • Thank you! I’m used to having a lot fewer stations going with a lot more kids in them and I’m tying to reduce the amount of kids. Thanks for your posts, i’ve gotten some ideas on new stations to add.


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