Literacy Work Stations Presented by  Kristen Poindexter  Spring Mill Elementary
How to get started… <ul><li>Go through what you already have or write a grant through DonorsChoose.org </li></ul><ul><li>F...
Management <ul><li>How Often?  </li></ul><ul><li>I have 30 minutes a day at 1 station, everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Could ha...
Management
Ideas for LWS <ul><li>Listening Game and Puzzles  Magnet </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Drama Library </li></ul><ul><li>Compute...
ABC Work Station <ul><li>Children use a variety of materials to explore the alphabetic principle </li></ul><ul><li>Letter ...
 
Big Book Work Station <ul><li>Use Big Books that you use for Shared Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Can correlate to Drama and P...
 
Computer Work Station <ul><li>Work on literacy websites/programs </li></ul><ul><li>Starfall, Earobics, PBS Kids, Sesame St...
 
Drama Work Station <ul><li>Use story retelling props, flannel board, or stuffed animals </li></ul><ul><li>After reading th...
 
Games and Puzzles Work Station <ul><li>Work on Literacy themed puzzles/games </li></ul><ul><li>Dora’s ABC, Alphabet Puzzle...
 
Handwriting Work Station <ul><li>Handwriting practice, letter formation </li></ul><ul><li>Dry erase boards, cards </li></u...
 
Leap Pads <ul><li>I have 4 of them and 20+ titles  </li></ul><ul><li>Change titles monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Once the chil...
 
Library Work Station <ul><li>Children look through a selection of books, magazines, and newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>They ...
 
Listening Work Station <ul><li>2-3 titles available at one time </li></ul><ul><li>You can record them yourself if you don’...
 
Magnet Work Station <ul><li>Begin with just letters </li></ul><ul><li>Add matching letters to names </li></ul><ul><li>Sort...
 
Name Work Station <ul><li>I created this station because so many of my students could not write their names </li></ul><ul>...
 
Overhead Work Station <ul><li>Use magnetic letters </li></ul><ul><li>Children can spell words, names, etc. </li></ul><ul><...
 
Pocket Chart Work Station <ul><li>Teaches tracking print, rhyming words, letter identification, sight word recognition </l...
Pocket Chart Work Station <ul><li>Use Wikki Sticks or Post-It Note flags to underline words and letters </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
 
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  1. 1. Literacy Work Stations Presented by Kristen Poindexter Spring Mill Elementary
  2. 2. How to get started… <ul><li>Go through what you already have or write a grant through DonorsChoose.org </li></ul><ul><li>Find areas to house stations </li></ul><ul><li>Make signs to designate stations </li></ul><ul><li>Decide how you will manage the rotation of the stations </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out how many stations you will need </li></ul>
  3. 3. Management <ul><li>How Often? </li></ul><ul><li>I have 30 minutes a day at 1 station, everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Could have 15 minutes at one station then rotate to another for 15 more minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Change materials every other month </li></ul><ul><li>2 students per station--helps to alleviate problems </li></ul>
  4. 4. Management
  5. 5. Ideas for LWS <ul><li>Listening Game and Puzzles Magnet </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Drama Library </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Work with Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Leap pads Overhead/ELMO </li></ul><ul><li>Big book Pocket Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Word work Buddy Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting Science </li></ul><ul><li>ABC Blocks </li></ul>
  6. 6. ABC Work Station <ul><li>Children use a variety of materials to explore the alphabetic principle </li></ul><ul><li>Letter stamps, flash cards, CD’s, ABC Bingo, puzzles, matching upper to lowercase, magnetic board </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that helps children sort, form, recognize, and match letters </li></ul>
  7. 8. Big Book Work Station <ul><li>Use Big Books that you use for Shared Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Can correlate to Drama and Pocket Chart Station </li></ul><ul><li>Need pointers, highlighting tape, Big Books, index cards </li></ul>
  8. 10. Computer Work Station <ul><li>Work on literacy websites/programs </li></ul><ul><li>Starfall, Earobics, PBS Kids, Sesame Street </li></ul>
  9. 12. Drama Work Station <ul><li>Use story retelling props, flannel board, or stuffed animals </li></ul><ul><li>After reading the Big Book with the children, the BB goes in the BBWS, and the story telling props go in Drama Station </li></ul><ul><li>Have 4-5 sets at a time </li></ul>
  10. 14. Games and Puzzles Work Station <ul><li>Work on Literacy themed puzzles/games </li></ul><ul><li>Dora’s ABC, Alphabet Puzzles, ABC Bingo </li></ul><ul><li>Any and all games are fine as long as the children need to talk, share, and problem solve together to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used a temporary station </li></ul>
  11. 16. Handwriting Work Station <ul><li>Handwriting practice, letter formation </li></ul><ul><li>Dry erase boards, cards </li></ul><ul><li>Magna Doodle </li></ul><ul><li>Static tablets </li></ul><ul><li>Practice sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Salt box, marble letters, shaving cream </li></ul>
  12. 18. Leap Pads <ul><li>I have 4 of them and 20+ titles </li></ul><ul><li>Change titles monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Once the children are tired of one leap pad, they switch with their partner </li></ul><ul><li>Get the adaptors because you will save on batteries! </li></ul>
  13. 20. Library Work Station <ul><li>Children look through a selection of books, magazines, and newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>They read to stuffed animals and to each other </li></ul>
  14. 22. Listening Work Station <ul><li>2-3 titles available at one time </li></ul><ul><li>You can record them yourself if you don’t have enough </li></ul><ul><li>I rotate mine every 2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>I mostly pick books that we have read together during Shared Reading </li></ul><ul><li>I also use Science/Social Studies books in this area </li></ul>
  15. 24. Magnet Work Station <ul><li>Begin with just letters </li></ul><ul><li>Add matching letters to names </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting/classifying letters </li></ul><ul><li>Add magnetic phrases/words </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the front of your desk or cookie sheets </li></ul>
  16. 26. Name Work Station <ul><li>I created this station because so many of my students could not write their names </li></ul><ul><li>Use pencil boxes (I used old jewelry boxes from Teacher’s Treasures) </li></ul><ul><li>Included 3 ways to write their name (matching, tracing lines, tracing dotted lines) </li></ul>
  17. 28. Overhead Work Station <ul><li>Use magnetic letters </li></ul><ul><li>Children can spell words, names, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>I have added transparencies with word families, sight words, missing letters, and blank lines for writing their own words </li></ul><ul><li>Can project on to a screen, white paper, sheets (it doesn’t have to be a big image!) </li></ul>
  18. 30. Pocket Chart Work Station <ul><li>Teaches tracking print, rhyming words, letter identification, sight word recognition </li></ul><ul><li>My pocket chart corresponds with our Big Book for the week </li></ul><ul><li>In the beginning, I had children locate letters, now we locate rhyming words, and sight words, as well as read the poem or story </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes the children will have to sequence the chart before they can use it </li></ul>
  19. 31. Pocket Chart Work Station <ul><li>Use Wikki Sticks or Post-It Note flags to underline words and letters </li></ul><ul><li>I store the sentence strips in envelopes </li></ul>

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