Big book work station


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Big book work station

  1. 1. Big Book Work Station<br />By: Sarah Hagedornand Kendra Smith<br />
  2. 2. Big Books<br />Big books are usually one of the most successful stations in the classroom<br />It is important to model to students what to do with the big books<br />Big books are a way to practice reading and rereading familiar text<br />
  3. 3. Activities<br />Point to words as you read<br />Use reading strategies modeled during shared reading<br />Talk about favorite parts of Big Books<br />Write personal connections or questions on sticky notes<br />Act out story with partner<br />
  4. 4. Materials Needed<br />Familiar big books<br />Class-made big books<br />Props for acting out story<br />Storage containers (pg 42-43)<br />Highlighting tape<br />Creative pointers<br />
  5. 5. Selecting Big Books<br />Choose a book that is:<br />Slightly above reading level<br />Large enough text for shared reading<br />Easily dramatized<br />Topic of high interest<br />Has spelling patterns your class is studying<br />
  6. 6. How to Introduce the Station<br />MODEL FIRST!!<br />Make an “I can” list:<br />I can read a big book with my partner<br />I can read the words with highlighter tape on them<br />I can point to the words as I read<br />I can write my connections<br />
  7. 7. Tips: Modeling<br />How to turn pages<br />How to use a pointer<br />How to use highlighter tape<br />How to choose a big book and read it together<br />How to use props to retell<br />
  8. 8. Tips: How to keep it going all year long<br />Keep new books in the station<br />Change the child’s partner<br />Add new pointers<br />Small finger puppets<br />Flowers<br />Magic wands<br />Halloween fingernails<br />Class Made books<br />
  9. 9. How to Assess/ Accountability<br />Invite children to perform for class<br />Have students initial sticky notes<br />Have students turn in task cards<br />
  10. 10. Differentiation<br />Use task cards- Cards that promote word and letter study. Use a color system to identify cards for each skill level. (pg 182)<br />Ex: Find a word you know<br />Ex: Find a word that ends in a vowel<br />Can change partners so students work with different reading abilities<br />Provide a variety of books for your class<br />
  11. 11. Cross-Curricular Ideas<br />Drama - acting out<br />History - ex: Columbus<br />Writing - Favorite part of book<br />Math - Create a class chart of favorite books<br />Art - Illustrate part of the story<br />
  12. 12. Limitations<br />Big books are harder to find<br />Big books are bulky<br />Reading levels of big books are mostly lower level<br />
  13. 13. Closure<br />Let’s practice!<br />Fold your paper hot-dog style.<br />Then, fold your paper hamburger style.<br />Unfold!<br />4.Write a connection you have to your story in each box as you read. <br />