In addition, students use their problem solving skills to Write to Scruffy.
Poor Scruffy has 20 relatable problems that need solutions from students. The empathy my friends have for Scruffy makes my heart melt. This center is so easy to prepare for my students print the problem task cards once but is also one that kids LOVE and visit again and again! Link to get your own Scruffy dog here.
Thanks for following along throughout this blog series on literacy centers. If you are excited to get started and looking for a bundle of resources to get going, I bundled up most of these favorite center activities mentioned in this post. Just click the image to take a closer look! Pin for Later! Hi Christina, your blog is so helpful!
I hope that question makes sense…. Hi Brittany, I think I understand what you are asking.
In your example, if we did ABC order at the word work center and this week we are doing pyramid spelling, the kids just need to understand what tools they need and how to do the activity rather than where to sit, what to do when finished, etc. Hope that helps! This has been so helpful, thank you! What do the kids do with any work they complete at the station? Is there a hand in bin, or do they take it with them to the next station, or to their desk during cleanup…? Hi Krista- I am glad this blog post series has been helpful to you. Most of the work that students complete during center time is turned in to me in a center work basket I have in the front of the room.
I like to quickly look it over or have my teacher assistant to check to see if students are getting all the concepts or need more support. For written stories I have my students share their stories the next day. Hope this is helpful! Thanks for visiting my blog post on literacy centers.
The discounted bundle is very appropriate for 2nd grade students with lots of options to make differentiation a breeze. Let me know if you have any questions! Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Winter's Bliss. Now that you have gotten to know your students a bit more have you begun to differentiate your instruction?
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Have a great FriYay! Follow on Instagram for more content GrowthMindset Do you have students who get frustrated and want to give up when they make a mistake? In this post I'm sharing lessons and activities to help your students see mistakes as opportunities for learning! Winter's Bliss shared a video. How much time do you get for lunch??? Love this! Via twitter. Are your students having difficulty staying on-task during literacy centers?
But really, who eats just ONE??? This kid has better self restraint than me! Search for: Search. First Name E-Mail Address. Comments Hi Christina, your blog is so helpful! I really like your centers but I am teaching 2nd next year. Do you have any for 2nd grade?
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At the end of the month, new vocabulary cards are added and the same five types of writing options are given. There is no need to reteach this station… just a few nudges as the year goes on to elevate the writing… simple! We also have a Bible version. You can see it HERE. We start the year with VERY simple sentences, but as the year progresses so does the level of expectations. By March, we are building multiple sentences and then writing them.
Students explore our classroom library. So fun! In addition to the picture books that I own, I also found these leveled sets from Wilbooks! I have had them for many years and I have found their leveling system really aligns well with the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system. If you have a limited personal library, like I did when I first started out, you can borrow some books from your school library or the local public library.
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Put them in a nice basket and your students will eat it up. You can also take some of your classroom poems and make them into books. You can find these poems HERE. We love our overhead. This little dinosaur is super engaging for students! We start the year with simple letter formation on the board and then move onto other skills as the year progresses. Having multiple options and levels of difficulty at this station helps you to differentiate the activities. You can find the overhead station activities HERE. Such a simple station to keep going all year.
I get my resources from Scholastic. Then I make response sheets that are specific to that text. Multiple response options that grow over time sure helps to add rigor, but it also keeps this station fresh! Listening to books is such a fantastic way to support your ESL students and vocabulary of your students. Another option is to make a songbook.
I have also added QR codes to these lyric pages if you want to turn this into a sing-a-long station. Students will work together to reconstruct the poem. Sometimes, they will grab their poetry notebook to help them. This is a great way to build fluency and revisit a few of our favorites. You can find these poetry units HERE. I have a print and play beginning sounds option.
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Gotta love the daubers. The best thing about this game is once students understand the structure of the game, you can easily swap out the activities for a different skill. Once students are proficient with the rules of the game… boom! It goes in a station! Again… spend some time teaching your students a few game structures. We start the year off with this ABC game.
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Then we can swap out the theme AND add some complexity. This snowman version is essentially the same game as the Chick-a-Chick-a Boom-Boom game. We have just switch the theme and changed the task to CVC words. In my Puzzles and Games Station, I usually have a few varieties of games so students can select the activity that meets their needs… hello differentiation! Similarly… Roll, Say, Keep works the same way.
Because it is editable, you can add your own sight words… or hang out with just an ABC version. You can see the phonics versions HERE. So by mid-September, this becomes a staple option. It also goes well in an early finisher bucket! These are also editable, so you can add your own words.
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