Literacy Work Stations-a different approach

When I decided to include recording sheets at my Math Work Stations, I also decided that it would be beneficial to add some to my Literacy Work Stations.  I got a few from some Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s friends and came up with a few of my own (after finding some ideas on Pinterest).

This is an idea I found on Pinterest.  I cut vinyl from my Cricut machine and adhered the letters on to spoons (white for the upper case and clear for the lower case).  The kids match the upper and lowercase spoons to each other, then they fill in the missing upper and lowercase letters on this Spoon recording sheet I made.

The kids are working on finding sight words in our big books (using highlighter tape):

I’m working on a recording sheet for big book work station–I’m thinking something where the kids will need to write each sight word they find or tally how many times they find the word…

I got this Roll a Letter game from Kathleen Pedersen from Growing Kinders.  We can play it two ways…right now we are rolling the large die and writing down the upper and lowercase letter that comes up.  In another week or so, I will change out the pictures and the kids will have to write down either the beginning or ending sound they hear in a word.

This one is also from Kathleen’s It’s Fall Ya’ll pack.  The children roll the dice and find a fall themed picture that has the same color word written on it and color it that color.  We are working on recognizing color words right now and I’ll change it out to sight words in the next few weeks.

This last activity is from Plenty of Pumpkins by Karen LeBlanc.  The children use a pencil and a paperclip as a spinner.  They spin the first letter of the CVC word on the spinner on the left and the last letter using the spinner on the right.  The kids then read the words to determine if they are real or nonsense words.

Kristen 🙂

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 October 25, 2012, in Literacy Work Stations, Teachers Pay Teachers. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I would love to read a post on how you started work stations in the beginning! I read the book by Debbie Diller but I didn’t really understand how to implement it because there is so much going on. It’s not like centers where I only explain 4-5 centers. How many times did you model the activities and how much time do you give to workstations? How many rotations do you do in one day? Do you also do traditional centers?

    Also, where did you get thise awesome big dice?


  2. Where did you get those large dice?


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