Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sight Words & Letter ID

Sight Word Center: Students can use materials like markers, colored pencils, stamps, water color paints, and cut paper to create their sight words. With emergent writers I liked to start the year off with Letter ID and Sight Word Centers.

A student's word work with a variety of mediums and materials. I love the cut paper. Please note, I pre-cut out the letters ahead of time (yes it took a very long time and my hands were sore and red when I was through). It actually was fun it an odd way. I am fond of fonts and collage so that might explain it.

Oh how the magnetic letters collection seem to expand. A very handy tool though. I use to love to start fall off with a rainbow table Magnetic Letter Match. For the duration of the center students at this center are going through the bins of mixed up magnetic letters and they are matching them to a letter label. It is a great sort technique. I always liked to store my magnetic letters in plastic fishing bins too. It is a great fall center. Depending on my numbers, my literacy centers started out with 4 centers at 15 minutes each for a total of 60 minutes. I would run a center and if I had a parent volunteer or other staff member, they would run a center, and two centers were independent. The independent centers were blocks, housekeeping, felt board, puppets, library corner, motor skills (play doh), puzzles and games for some examples.

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