My favorite part of my day is when my students participate in The Daily Five. This is just another format for Literacy Centers. The Daily Five consists of Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, and Work on Writing. This Kindergarten Blog includes ideas on Word Work centers. This includes pictures to help teachers visualize what it looks like in a Kindergarten classroom.
When I first started with literacy centers, I had a tough time finding center ideas. This website gives resources and ideas to implement and manage Literacy Centers. Included are beautiful color pictures and links to the PDF files to print cards, charts, and other resources.
This Journal article includes the research and methodology behind Literacy Centers. The author of this journal conducted an action research project where she implemented Literacy Centers. The results are amazing!
First Grade teacher, Ms. DelAversano, explains each Literacy Center. Watch her students participate in each station then watch Ms. DelAversano work with a small reading group. This video ends with students cleaning up their center.
When I first started implementing Literacy Centers in my classroom, I struggled to find effective activities students can use. I came upon kidscount123. This site gives examples of various Literacy Centers including pictures and a link to printables!
Read Write Think site gives a teacher a step by step guide on how to implement Literacy Centers in the classroom. This is one of my favorite sites as it provides a list of materials you need and links to print materials.
When using Literacy Centers, how is one to set up a classroom? This website gives an example of a classroom layout for Literacy Centers. You will also find pictures of the various components of Literacy Centers. This gives teachers a visual of what it could look like in the classroom.Al
Literacy centers are so beneficial for students, however you may feel overwhelmed when thinking about setting them up. One of my favorite "literacy sites", this website explains what Literacy Centers are, why they are needed, and how to set them up. This site also included links to examples and resources. What makes this my favorite are all of the links to helpful resources such as "Read Alouds for Kids", literacy blogs, and examples of literacy centers.