****These Literacy Centres have been composed using a range of resources.
Vocabulary Centres – Blake’s Learning Centres
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension Centres – Florida Centre for Reading Research (FCFRR) http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/SCAindex.shtm
Grammar Centres were sourced from Teacher Pay Teachers
Reading Conventions Booklet – These are made up of various types of texts. The questions focus on literal, inferred and applied knowledge.*****
This half an hour/ 40 minute session is made up of six, 15-20 minute, rotational learning centres that are carried out throughout the week. The learning centres are: 1. Grammar Centre, 2. Fluency Centre, 3. Comprehension Centre, 4. Phonemic Awareness/Phonics Centre, 5. Vocabulary Centre, 6. Reading Conventions Centre and there is also a withdraw centre which is made up of guided reading using the Big Boss Reading Program.
Research has made great strides in identifying critical skills that consistently relate to reading success. Based on a comprehensive review of reading research, the Report of the National Reading Panel (2000) concluded the need for systematic and explicit instruction in the following five components of reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Explicit instruction is taught directly through teacher modelling, guided practice, supported application, and independent practice.
• The goal of phonemic awareness instruction is to develop an awareness that words are composed of individual sounds, or phonemes, and to develop the ability to manipulate sounds in words.
• The goal of phonics instruction is to help children use the sound-symbol relationship to read and write words.
• The goal of fluent reading is to recognise words automatically and read with prosody (proper phrasing, intonation, and expression).
• The goal of vocabulary instruction is to provide students with an understanding of the meaning and use of words so that they can comprehend what they are reading and communicate effectively.
• The goal of comprehension instruction is to teach children specific strategies to use for understanding text as they are read.
*** INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE****
Literacy Centre program for the entire year!
Literacy Tub Labels
Literacy Diaries - made to track students progress.
**** To use this program you must first download and make the literacy centres free from http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/SCAindex.shtm
THIS LITERACY CENTRE WORKS!
By utilising this same program for the students in my class, pre-assessment and post-PM Benchmarking assessment has shown more than 80% of my students (both year 3 and 4) have tested at a level 30 in reading at the end of the year (most of whom were levelled in the low 20’s at the beginning of the year).