July 18, 2009 - Senior NC Teaching Fellows Conference
Workshop Notes and Resources
ABC Station/Word Work:
Alphabet and word family materials galore! Letter Lotto Partner puzzles, fonts, alphabet stickers, flip books, trace and write sheets, and more. Crossword puzzles, word searches, word building mats, worksheets and word slides for each word family. Also center signs
Sort letters, match beginning sounds, and much more! Fabulous monthly centers that integrate different subjects & center cards
Monthly Themed Stations
ABC bottles, uppercase/lowercase magnetic letter sort, Apple Tree Rhyming, Venn diagrams for sorting letters with lines/curves (these are all under September Centers). Includes math, science, art, and writing activities. September features a Chicka Chicka Boom theme. Parents Page-monthly donation lists might give you ideas
Photographs and ideas for literacy centers, especially ABC centers.
Guess the name game, word rings to go with letter sorts
Great pictures for teaching alphabet recognition, sounds, alphabetical order, and more.
Environmental print cards
Rhyming game and letter tumble. Other literacy station ideas for young students: sequencing and writing. Use Themes link to integrate different subjects.
ABC riddles, poems and songs, tongue twisters, collage materials for each letter, alphabet countdown (last 26 days of school), science ideas, hand and foot print ABCs, movement ideas for each letter (maybe not for literacy stations but so cool I had to include J), and more.
Short vowel puzzles and cutting and pasting activities.
Activities to teach sight words.
Customize worksheets for specific sight words phrases. Create cube template, word searches, Paper, Rock, Scissors game, and dice game.
Create spelling lists for kids to practice with games.
Lots of language arts, grammar, spelling games. Antonyms, Synonyms, Homophones, Nouns, Plurals, Compound Words, Prefixes and Suffixes, etc. Falling into Good Sentences, Plural Path, Fact/Opinion
Word Study Centers
Photographs of third grade games and activities students are using to practice the weekly spelling pattern.
High Frequency Words
High frequency words to coordinate with different seasons or themes.
Huge matrix of interactive activities and games.
Literature Response Sheets and Sound Station Sheets
Letter Sorting Sheets
California Reading Recovery site at http://www.amihome.com/rrca/
Daily Writing Prompts
Monthly Writing Journals
Includes monthly writing journals and graphic organizers
Writing Dialogue on the Computer
Postcards photographs. Speech bubbles and "What do you think she's thinking?" questions.
Activities for other areas as well. Writing ideas include The ABCs of Me, Stir Up a Spooky Story, At the Circus.
Class book photographs, ideas for young writing centers, bulletin boards, and thematic cooking ideas.
Lesson Plans and planning pages-trait based. More for whole group instruction during writing block but could continue during writing center
|Don't know at all||Have seen or heard - don't know meaning||I think I know the meaning||I know a meaning|
Integrating technology with vocabulary ideas. Check out the Hang Mouse game under the first link!
Vocabulary dominoes, flipbooks, and PowerPoints. Many great resources!
Read and Respond:
Shows examples of shutter folds, accordion books, layered books, and others. Can also be used for writing or vocabulary activities.
Step-by-step directions for making books and using them to teach.
Henry and Mudge Mini Books
Follow-ups for several Henry and Mudge books.
Tri-folds to respond to books from various popular series.
For older students, reading partnerships include long-term buddy reading through novels with discussion and book talks.
Listening to Reading
Links to ebooks.
Perfect for a Robert Munsch author study.
Stories read aloud and interactive word activities.
Task cards for listening station , vocabulary, buddy reading, newspaper, and more.
Reader's Theater rubric and links for scripts.
Reader's Theater scripts for popular children's books
Includes scripts for folktales
Poetry Task Cards and template for using Poetry Notebooks. Links of poetry websites and activities for your poetry station.
Great source for poems.
Another great source for poems and songs
Magnetic Poetry Online
Kids manipulate different words to create poems.
Ten different poems that students can listen to and/or find sounds and words.
Multiple Station Ideas:
Florida Center Reading Research
Based around the components of balanced literacy: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Great center or small group activities.
Busy Teachers Cafe
Ideas, printables, and information about different literacy stations.
Word Work: Word Shapes, B and D, Alphabetizing
Writing: Top Ten, Squiggle, Sticker Story, Letter Writing
Read and Respond: Fantastic Facts
Ideas for different literacy stations including management. Photographs of different stations.
Word Work: Spelling contract, Buddy Test, Lace a Word, Clap a Word,
Build a Word with letter/word tiles, Build a Sentence, Word Wall cheer cards, etc.
Writing: Weekly Reader Report, Treasure Chest
Many ideas for a variety of different stations. Includes printables and helpful links.
Printables for many different literacy stations including Tape A Story, Digging Through The Dictionary, Newspaper, ABC or Word Work: B's and D's
Great Listening to Reading sites, vocabulary and word work sites bookmarked for student use.
Pictures of awesome work station boards
Organizing and Managing the Chaos
Free center signs
Photographs of pocket chart organizers, center signs, and other valuable links.
Center contracts, photographs of how to organize, ideas for various literacy stations, and links to other teacher sites.
Literacy Work Stations (Debbie Diller Style):
Lists of "I can..." ideas for various literacy stations
Literacy stations for older students. Literature extensions, task cards, student checklist, grading sheet, and more.
Provides detailed information of the choices and lots of photographs of anchor charts, stations, and pocket charts to manage your literacy stations.
Cool Word Work Tic Tac Toe printables
Photographs of children at stations and description of Daily 5.
Teacher's schedule for Daily 5, link to pocket chart organization, and description of choices.
Signs and labels, colored pictures to create your own "I can..." charts, useful information about organizing and managing stations, and ideas for different choices.
Under Work Boards-daily, weekly, monthly recording sheets
Tiering Station Activities:
Tiered Lesson Plans
can the student recall or remember the information? define, duplicate, list, memorize, recall, repeat, reproduce state
can the student explain ideas or concepts? classify, describe, discuss, explain, identify, locate, recognize, report, select, translate, paraphrase
can the student use the information in a new way? choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.
can the student distinguish between the different parts? appraise, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.
can the student justify a stand or decision? appraise, argue, defend, judge, select, support, value, evaluate
can the student create new product or point of view? assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write.
Example of tiered story element activity:
Tier 1- list story elements (knowledge and comprehension)
Tier 2- act out the story elements (application)
Tier 3- create a new ending and write a different version of the story (creating)