Literacy Centers in Photographs

Author: Nikki Campo-Stallone
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545007986
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This unique resource is packed with full-color photographs to show you how to make your literacy centers the best they can be. The photographs make it easy to understand how to set up and organize centers for poetry, listening, writing, independent reading, the ABCs, and lots more. Plus, you'll find management tips and activity ideas to help you create centers packed with learning opportunities. For use with Grades K-2.

Literacy Centers for Reading Skills

Author: Dede Dodds
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 0743937031
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Full-color, hands-on manipulatives give students meaningful, independent practice with sight words, phonics, and decoding. Simple activities give students a positive introduction to the process of writing responses to literature.

The Literacy Center

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The value of small-group instruction cannot be emphasized enough, but many teachers have found it difficult to manage, especially when class sizes remain large. Here is practical, theoretically-sound guidance for language arts teachers from pre-K through grade 5 who want help setting up literacy-rich classrooms that support guided reading or other small-group teaching. This new edition of The Literacy Center provides meaningful activities that extend small-group instruction in both comprehension and word study. Like the popular first edition, this updated handbook is teacher friendly. Clear suggestions for each center, together with charts, diagrams, black-line masters and photographs, help implement a "real" work place for young learners. Supported by Dr. Morrow's extensive research in motivation theory and exemplary instruction, here are sound ideas that engage students collaboratively and independently. You can spend time teaching small groups of students, attending to their individual needs, all the while knowing the rest of your class will be independently engaged in real learning. The book is divided into two distinct parts. The first section gives the research background and rationale for using literacy centers. It provides the tools for thoughtful design and use of centers along with helpful hints on how best to motivate students. The second section provides activities for modeling literature to interest children in reading in social collaborative settings. These activities are designed to foster the development of comprehension skills and strategies through the use of children's literature. The book gives equal time to the development of word study skills, such as phonemic awareness and phonics, with manipulative materials to ensure fluent reading. Included are: smart suggestions for introducing centers; management ideas; black-line masters; ways to foster student collaboration and cooperation; ways to assess students' center work and suggestions for promoting student accountability; a completely new section on word study, phonics and phonemic awareness; practical and effective suggestions for family involvement. The Literacy Center can help you develop your students' enthusiasm for reading and writing. It is perfect for introducing pre-service teachers to classrooms that are literacy-rich and purposeful, as well as for continuing staff development for classroom teachers who are seeking better ways to engage students in reading and writing.

Primary Literacy Centers

Author: Susan Nations
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895460
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For K-3 teachers Seven easy-to-maintain centers help you work smarter, not harder, as you connect standards-based reading and writing instruction with student application of skills and strategies. Your literacy centers will become focused places of learning, keeping you free to teach small groups and minimize student interruption--and you control how to fit the centers into your day. Primary Literacy Centers: Supports the balanced literacy approach; Features 36 language arts mini-lessons with easy-to-use center connections; Correlates to NCTE/IRA National Language Arts Standards; Incorporates both fiction and nonfiction text; and Gives students time to practice and apply literacy-block skills and strategies that you teach and model &&/UL&&Here's everything you need to know to set up and manage centers in a balanced literacy framework for:Reading, Word Work, Read the Room, Listening, Research, Literature Response, Writing, and Poetry. Make literacy centers a vital part of your classroom!

Literacy Work Stations

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103538
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Practical suggestions to prepare over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers.

Literacy Beyond Picture Books

Author: Dorothy Dendy Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971136
Format: PDF
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Featuring sample lessons, information on finding age-appropriate materials, and more, this guide helps teachers create thematic units that build literacy skills in students with significant disabilities.

Early Childhood Literacy Centers

Author: Traci Ferguson Geiser
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 0743937171
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Students will feel like they're playing games, but you'll know they are practicing vital grade-appropriate reading and language skills. This book contains 12 centers that provide practice in beginning reading skills, such as positional words, word families, categorization, rhyming words, and initial final consonants. These centers are easy to store in colorful gift bags or folders.

Middle School Literacy Centers

Author: Lynette Prevatte
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing
ISBN: 0929895983
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Turn your struggling readers into successful readers with literacy centers created especially for middle-school students. This easy-to-use resource provides teacher directions, student directions, and reproducibles for forty center activities structured around the “Big Ten” areas of reading that all students must master: main idea, cause and effect, compare and contrast, vocabulary in context, sequence of events, literature terms, fact and opinion, author's purpose, reference and research, and summarizing. Using a variety of literature genres, from fiction and autobiographies to newspaper articles and anecdotal records, these ready-to-go, classroom-tested centers allow students to apply, practice, and master the skills and strategies that will make them better readers and writers. A bonus pre-test skill set requires students to synthesize the “Big Ten” skills they've learned and provides teachers with a helpful assessment tool to use before students take the state writing test. Suggested strategies, materials lists, and targeted student goals for each center guide teacher preparation, and grading rubrics ensure all students know what is expected of them at each center."

Teaching Literacy in Kindergarten

Author: Lea M. McGee
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593851521
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Kindergarten is a time for playful and enriching learning activities that support children's literacy emergence while enhancing their social and cognitive development. The routines of a busy, engaged, productive kindergarten classroom are vividly brought to life in this information-packed book. Demonstrated are whole-class and small-group strategies for helping children acquire concepts about print and the alphabet, build phonological and phonemic awareness, learn to read sight words, develop their listening comprehension and writing abilities, and much more.