Elementary Posted Sun Oct 7 London Towne ES, Centreville, VA Literacy Centers for the 1st Semester Kindergarten compiled by Debbie Harrison As with any kindergarten activity, introduce centers carefully, just a few at a time, and spend two to four weeks modeling and reinforcing the behaviors you want. Divide a piece of poster board into 3 parts. Label the 1st one Picture and glue a picture from a magazine in that section, the next is labeled “letter”, and the last “Word”. Make some cards with letters, some with words and some with pictures that begin with certain sounds and laminate them. Vary the levels by asking children to sort, to sort and say the letters, to sort and read the words. You can download the letters and pictures from the California Reading Recovery site at http: Write children’s names secretly in large letters with a white crayon NOT washable! Have them use watered down blue paint to put a wash over them and read the names. You can secretly write the student’s name very small on the back using a pencil and give just that child the paper or not.
First Grade Curriculum & Lesson Plan Activities
Keep reading to learn how Time4Learning can be used as part of your first grade homeschool portfolio. Overview of First Grade Learning Milestones First grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading and language arts. The four major milestones in first grade reading and language arts are:
Talking Books for First Grade. Reading Planet Stories. A Bug Time Story; A Trip to the Zoo Rhyming story; Barnyard Babies; Do Not Open; Gwendolyn the Library Fairy Honeybees and Bears Rhyming story about bees; ask your children to listen for any rhyming words; Icky, Sticky, & Gooey;.
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50 Ideas, Tricks, and Tips for Teaching 4th Grade
This app is a digital reading comprehension workbook without any additional features aside from the color pictures. All of the questions are literal. There are no inferential, vocabulary or “higher level” questions. I usually use it whole group, projecting the iPad onto a screen. We read the questions first then read the selection. When we get back to the questions I have partners talk with each other to agree upon an answer and refer to the text to show where they found the answer.
Lectura Para Niños provides a Phonics Center for students who are in Kindergarten and First grade with beginning and intermediate spanish reading skills. This phonics program provides clear instruction for the teachers and paraprofessionals to use during whole and small group reading instruction.
Fraction Pal Fraction Pal is an awesome way for students to practice operations with fractions. Students work with the system on a step-by-step basis to solve any fractions problem. Each problem is broken down into mini steps and feedback is provided in multiple points along the way. Also try Divide Pal and Equations Pal! Cash Out Cash Out is the best game on the internet for students learning about coin values, counting with coins, making money amounts, and giving change.
The game comes in nine different skill levels making it perfect for first graders or seventh graders. Different achievement levels result in different rewards and students love the animal characters. How many sales can you make in three minutes?
Where can I find free, printable, literacy centers
Sunday, March 9, Kindness Activity for Kids Compli-Mats Teaching our primary students about compliments is highly important in our classroom. Of course it’s always easier to point out what we don’t like But, we have found we have to purposefully teach our first graders how to see the good in one another by pointing out what they do like.
through third-grade literacy centers and ideas for differentiating the instruc- there. Numerous examples from diverse class-rooms are included. The information is appropriate for teachers trying out centers for the first time as well as for center veterans wishing to improve or Time for Literacy Centers.
You are going to love her ideas! I am so thankful my sweet friend Denise let me stop by! I talk to them more than I do my “real” friends. We laugh together, cry together and talk about life together. We really care about each other. It’s amazing how close we’ve all become. Now for the REAL reason you are here! I wanted to talk a little bit about Math Stations. A lot of times people think that centers are just for reading.
Students need to use engaging, hands on activities to truly learn mathematical concepts. Of course, you need to use paper-pencil activities as well. It’s a balance, and you have to find the best way that works for you and your students. I typically use about 6 math stations a week. Four of the stations are directly related to the skill we are learning that week.
First Grade Student Center Activities: Reading Foundational Skills (CCSS)
Did I mention how much I love this shelf?!?! Here is a picture of my listening station! I actually have two of these to accommodate more students. Nothing spectacular, but does the trick!
ABCya First! Grade children’s computer games & activities feature large and easy-to-use navigation buttons as well as voice instructions. Games and activities include: alphabetical.
Taking on fourth grade this year? Create a classwork group wheel. A chance-wheel for masterful groupings. This group wheel is fun for students and teachers alike. Separate the kids who might not work well together by putting them on the same wheel, but keep the element of surprise by having a different combination for each partnering.
In the name of class! We love this method of letting a student know his behavior is off-task—without interrupting the flow of the lesson. Click here for free printables from Rock and Teach to make your own! Practice math skills with the most mathematical icebreaker ever. Students create a poster of math equations representing different aspects of who they are, and then they can get to know each other by solving the problems.
Reinforce prime numbers with a fun card came.
First Grade Tutoring
Sunday, September 22, Writing centers that work like a charm!! How do you manage writing centers? When I first moved from 2nd grade to 1st grade I realized that what I did in 2nd grade was not going to work for my cute little 1st graders! Of course I turned to my more experienced teammates and pinterest for inspiration.
Free Thanksgiving Math Center for Kindergarten and First Grade. Need a free, engaging, and fun Thanksgiving math center this November for your kindergarten or first grade classrooms? This turkey-themed Gobble, Gobble! Roll, Add, and Color center will make a game out of practicing those addition skills needed in kindergarten and first grade!.
Nicole Heinlein Thursday, December 04, 7 comments My school, the entire state of Hawaii actually, has adopted the Reading Wonders basal program this year. My school is in full swing of implementation and we’ve gone through a little trial and error figuring it out. The writing component has been the hardest for me. I feel that my kids need a lot more than what is presented in the book. We started the year having to teach the program with fidelity, so I started making units to supplement but that aligned.
We also need to have a focus wall. I wanted to incorporate pocket charts so I’m not putting tons of holes in my boards or holes in my posters and cards. You can see that I started off by hand writing my spelling cards and the essential question. I also used the sight word cards that came with my materials, but I didn’t like that there wasn’t picture support or a sentence for context.
Here is my focus wall after I made things the way I wanted them. I still hand write my essential question just because of space. But I like that element of non-laminateness. That’s a word, right?
Miss Giraffe’s Class: Digraphs Activities for First Grade and Kindergarten
This week is tips and ideas on how I manage centers in my classroom. I have two different times of day for centers: I do a variation of Daily 5 for each.
Common Core: Language Arts The Common Core State Standards are a new set of academic standards that are being introduced in nearly every state including California. These standards are designed to be rigorous as well as relevant to real world situations.
December 31, ERN Admin Effective literacy teaching in first-grade classrooms ERN Admin Nine first-grade teachers from four districts were studied to see whose teaching practices led to outstanding literacy development. These teachers had been nominated as either typical or outstanding in their ability to help students develop literacy skills.
The instructional practices of three teachers emerged as producing the highest levels of achievement on measures of reading, writing and student engagement. Researchers report that the data from this study highlight the complexity of primary literacy instruction, which, at its best, integrates high-quality reading and writing experiences with explicit instruction in basic skills.
Ruth Wharton-McDonald, University of New Hampshire; Michael Pressley, University of Notre Dame; and Jennifer Mistretta Hampston, Youngstown State University, write that although there is much debate about the best way to teach beginning reading, there are few studies of how successful teachers actually do it. Therefore, these researchers set out to study the beliefs and practices of teachers whose students consistently scored well in language arts at the end of first grade.
They observed and analyzed their teaching practices in detail for a year to determine what practices constitute effective literacy instruction at the first-grade level. Four suburban school districts included in study Four suburban school districts volunteered to participate in the study. One was an upper-middle-class school with little racial diversity, while the other three schools had more diverse, middle-class populations. Language arts classes were observed at least twice a month and teachers were interviewed in-depth twice during the study.
During the study, the researchers report, achievement differences between the classes became obvious. By the end of the year, most students in some classes were consistently reading at or above a beginning second-grade level, whereas most students in other classes were reading below grade level.
Literacy Centers Worksheets
It is jam-packed with writing projects for first grade. The notebook covers numerous writing and grammar skills that are taught in first grade: The notebook starts with ideas for the beginning of the year.
Our Hands On Learning Centers are designed to sneak in a little extra learning during pretend play. Most of the games on this page can be played with common .
I finally have a fool proof way to manage my kiddos AND keep myself on track to meet with each guided reading group every day!!! I have tried all kinds of management techniques for centers. I was always forgetting to switch the kids on time and it really became a problem for me so I came up with a new system! Now, I use a powerpoint presentation to rotate the kiddos around to each center and guided reading.
Everyday I start the powerpoint and it automatically rotates the kiddos to their next center after a set amount of time. When there is 1 minute left the screen changes ever so slightly just to give me a heads up, and then after that the screen changes again to a clean up slide with sound to let kids know to clean up and change centers. It keeps going for 75 minutes but one of the cool things about the powerpoint is that it is totally customizable and I can change it to a 60 minute rotation or even a 45 minute rotation if I am really short on time.
The pictures above show the Owl themed, cute animal themed and monster themed rotations. The pictures below that show what the first page of the presentation looks like. All you have to do is create the groups and then enter your students names for each slide and you are all set. When I am ready to go, I use the F5 button on the keyboard to start the slideshow and then I head back to my guided reading table and students know exactly where to go and what they should be doing.
Where can I find free, printable, literacy centers
Love of books is the best of all. I had so much fun and got to meet the fabulous Kim Adsit. I presented my Literacy Center Ideas. I created a few new ones that I thought I’d share with y’all today.
Florida Center for Reading Research (Some centers would be suitable for sixth grade.) Oodles of Teaching Fun Reading Street Resources Shannon Clark (excellent site).
CollectCollect this now for later vivian Comprehension Passages with text based questions. Great for guided reading small groups, reading interventions, and literacy centers Wedding ideas Differentiated for writers and non-writers. Text evidence based reading passages for guided reading. Can even be used during science or social studies time. Science and Social Studies Passages in each of the three units for close reading in the content areas.