Thursday, March 31, 2011

Literacy Station Organization

I'm linking up to Mrs. Patton again!

I, like many others, do a version of the Daily 5 for my literacy stations. So the only ones I really need to worry about organizing are word work and listening. Of course I have to organize my classroom library too, but that doesn't change throughout the year.

So here is my word work. I had it set up at the beginning of the year with about 5 or 6 activities in each drawer and they were just labeled #1-6 (the same thing was in each drawer). So the kids would take a drawer to their desk and choose whichever activity they wanted to do independently. Now I have organized it so that they have to do a certain activity each day of the week and then they can choose a game from the 6th drawer. I changed it becuase they were really just playing around and not working on words. Not that this keeps them from playing, but I feel like they are better about finishing the daily task before they play (or goof off).

Monday's box- spell weekly words with letter beads and pipe cleaners

Tuesday- word sorting (I've posted about this activity, here's the first link and another one)

Wednesday - spelling words with scrabble tiles (again, I posted about this too, here's the link)

Thursday- sight word activity

Friday- stamping

I hope something here is helpful to someone=)

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I've grown tired with what I'm doing for Word Work and this is perfect!
    -Andi
    PencilsGlueandTyingShoes

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  2. I love this organization! I don't do centers in my room, but some of these would be GREAT for early finisher activities :)

    ~Laura
    www.firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  3. You are my new hero!! Thanks for the ideas...simple, easy, smart!

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  4. These are wonderful.

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  5. if you do them by day of the week do you only have a small amount of kids at that section? Could you tell me more about HOW you run your Daily 5...email me (mommaroose@gmail.com)
    I have 28 kiddos...suggestions?

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  6. Love this and thanks for the word word activities! Do you have more then 1 draw for each day or can only a few do Word Work at a time?

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  7. Right now I only have 4 students in each "station group", but I've had up to 6. But I pull reading groups, so some of those kids will miss a station to be at my table. So there may only be 3 kids at a station. Some of these drawers have enough materials for each child and some (like the stamps)they have to share.

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  8. Do you have the links to your sight word and stamping activity sheets? I'd love to see a copy! Thanks!

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  9. I love how you organize the word work activities! This is very helpful.

    Jessie
    Look Who's Teaching

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  10. Great ideas! I am glad I found your blog! I am your newest follower!

    ~Abby
    Wizard of Boz

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