Language Arts Station/Centers: Posters, Instructions and Curriculum Map
This Language Arts Bundle is tremendous tool for new and seasoned teachers! A detailed guide provides you with the knowledge and tools to manage, organize and run your literacy stations/centers. Printable colorful, creative signs and easy organization will have your classroom running like a fine oiled machine in no time!
Managing literacy centers/stations can be a challenging job. These printable posters with instruction for each center/station will help you organize this task. Actual photographs are included to show the organization of the center schedule along with students working in some of the areas. If you are a new teacher or a veteran teacher ready for some new ideas to help easily organize your literacy centers this is just what you need!
Directions within the bundle for stations/centers: As a kindergarten teacher, managing literacy centers/stations was trying. I developed this system after many years of experimenting. Print the above labels off for your wall and for the area in your room that will be this station/center. I backed mine on different colored construction paper and laminated them. Then take pictures of all your students.
Centers are placed in groups of two, one at the top and one at the bottom. In the middle are placed pictures of 2-3 students. Students are in pairs or groups no more than 3 to cut down on personality conflicts and goofing. The groups can change after an entire round of stations/centers is completed. Students begin at the station at the top and then move to the station below when the teacher announces it’s time to move on in one day. So each group does 2 stations a day. Each group is moved to the left (except the group at the far right who move to the first box on the left).
I worked on procedures and rules for this heavily. All items in stations/centers should be activities that the students can do independently without teacher help.
Also included is a curriculum layout for the school year for your whole group literacy time. No more rushing to figure out what your plans are for next week! Utilize the Curriculum Map for your language arts lessons for the entire school year. Each week lists a big book, supplemental books, important dates, target letters/words, and a poem to focus on in your group times. Principals and parents are very impressed to see the plans laid out and organized so clearly. I use this as an artifact for RISE. The downloadable form is available in both a pdf and an editable Microsoft Excel sheet so you can use for years to come by changing the dates as needed.
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