Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle

Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle
Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle
Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle
Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle
Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle
Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle
Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle
Wonders First Grade Workstation Card Activity Sheet Bundle
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Do you teach Wonders Reading for First Grade OR are you looking for a way to actively engage your students in rigorous practice and application of skills during independent structures? Then this product is for you!

EVERYTHING you need to compliment the 2016/2017 Wonders Workstation Cards! These activity sheets and foldables help students practice and apply skills from First Grade standards. This product has greatly improved my independent practice activities for my First Graders, and I know it will for you too!

McGraw-Hill suggests using a blank piece of paper to complete the card activities. However, I have found my students are more engaged and produce higher-quality work with a structured sheet.

Using these sheets, your students will:
*Read more
*Write more
*Build on their background knowledge
*Practice and apply word skills
*Collaborate with their peers in appropriate, non-distracting ways
*Grow confident as readers and writers

This product includes:
*Schedule for when to use each activity card/sheet (recommended use/order by McGraw-Hill)
*Workstation card activity sheets for Writing Workstation Cards 1-30
*Workstation card activity sheets for Reading Workstation Cards 1-28
*Workstation card activity sheets for Phonics/Word Study Workstation Cards 1-30
*Workstation card activity sheets for Science/Social Studies Workstation Cards 1-30
*Workstation card foldable sheets
*Differentiated activities on each activity sheet (have students do 1, 2, or all 3 activities!)
*Labels on the bottom of each activity sheet/foldable with the corresponding workstation card number to help you stay organized
(Please note: McGraw-Hill Workstation cards are NOT included in this product)

Writing Skills Included:
*Ideas: Focus on an Event
*Ideas: Describing Details
*Ideas: Supporting Details
*Ideas: Reasons for an Opinion
*Ideas: Main Idea & Details
*Organization: Compare Contrast
*Organization: Order of Events
*Organization: Introduce the Topic
*Organization: Conclusion
*Organization: Order Words
*Word Choice: Sensory Details
*Word Choice: Specific Words
*Word Choice: Strong Verbs
*Word Choice: Language
*Word Choice: Adjectives
*Sentence Fluency
*Voice: Personal Voice
*Personal Narrative
*Descriptive Sentences
*Sentences that Explain
*How-to Sentences

Reading Skills Included:
*Key Details: Use Illustrations
*Key Details: Sequence
*Character, Setting, Events
*Main Topic & Key Details
*Main Idea & Key Details
*Plot: Sequence
*Plot: Cause & Effect
*Plot: Problem & Solution
*Compare and Contrast
*Point of View
*Connections: Sequence
*Connections: Problem & Solution
*Connections: Cause & Effect
*Author’s Purpose
*Text Features
*Literary Elements
*Compare Texts
*Compare Stories
*Fluency: Perform a Play
*Informational Text
*Make Inferences

Phonics/Word Study Skills Included:
*Short a
*Short i
*Short o
*Short e
*Short o
*End blends
*Consonant Digraph th
*Consonant Digraph sh
*Consonant Digraph –ng
*Consonant Digraph ch
*Consonant Digraph –tch
*Consonant Digraph wh
*Consonant Digraph ph
*Long a (a_e, a, ai, ay)
*Long I (i_e, i, y, igh, ie)
*Long o (o_e, o, oa, ow, oe)
*Long e (e_e, e, ee, ea, ie, y, ey)
*Long u (u_e, oo, u, ew, ue, ui, ou)
*Soft c
*Soft g, dge
*oo, u (as in book)
*er, ir, or, ur
*or, ore, oar
*Diphthongs ou, ow (as in cow)
*Diphthongs oy, oi
*Variant vowel ô: a, aw, au, augh, al (as in straw)
*Silent letters wr, kn, gn
*Three-letter blends
*air, are, ear (as in chair)

Science/Social Studies Topics Included:
*The Environment
*Basic Needs
*People in Groups
*How Bodies Move
*Jobs People Do
*Meeting Needs
*World Environments
*Helping the Community
*Measuring Time
*Plants Live & Grow
*Elements of Culture
*Life Then & Now
*How Animals Survive
*Animal & Plant Needs
*Animal Behaviors
*Animal Groups
*Different Jobs
*Sorting Objects
*Observe the Sky
*Lasting Influence
*How Sounds are Made
*Citizens’ Rights
*Social Institutions
*Shared Culture
*American Culture

How I use the cards:
*I select the card(s) the students use each day based off the workstation card schedule
*Students focus on 1-2 workstation card(s) a day during independent work time
*I explain directions & model sheet activities
*We may “collaborate” as a class (generate a list/possible answers, turn-and-talk, share out) or students collaborate quietly with a peer during independent time
*Students complete the activity sheet during independent time while I teach small groups
*Students complete Daily 5 activities or Wonders iPads activities when finished

Sample of how I use the cards during the week:
Day 1: Science/Social Studies card (help build on weekly essential question)
Day 2: Reading/Writing Card
Day 3: Phonics Card
Day 4: Reading/Writing Card (we may do a challenging sheet together on the document camera)
Day 5: No Card

How to help students be successful using the activity sheets:
*Read the directions to the kids
*Model how to do each part (do NOT skip this step, especially at the beginning of the year!!!)
*Have students do a quick turn-and-talk about what they might write about (less sitting and thinking during independent time, and extremely helpful for struggling students)
*Have several students share with the whole group what they might write about
*Super chatty class? Cross out the collaboration activity piece until they can earn it back
*Severely struggling student? Pick 1-2 of the activities on the sheet for them to complete
*Less time to complete activities? Say it’s a “pencil only activity” if there is a coloring opportunity

How the cards are differentiated:
Wonders suggests students complete the activity on the workstation card that correlates to their reading level. For example, on-level readers complete the blue card activity, approaching level readers complete the orange card activity, and beyond level readers complete the green card activity. The activity title on the card corresponds to the activity title on my sheets and foldables. I personally choose to have my students complete ALL the activities! Why?
1. I have found that students can handle the challenge!
2. Students may be more interested in a different group’s designated activity (for example, not all 3 tasks will offer a collaboration activity, a foldable, or a chance to illustrate or write).
3. Some activity sheets do not have 3 activities (some workstation card tasks were repeated, so some activity sheets were condensed).
4. The 3 tasks on the workstation card may take different lengths of time to complete (may be problematic if you are on a specific schedule rotation).
If you are someone who does not have the Workstation Cards from McGraw-Hill, don’t worry! I have included the directions/activities on these activity sheets! The activities are usually organized with the first activity meant for on-level students, the second activity meant for approaching-level students, and the third activity meant for beyond-level students. Pick and choose the ones that are right for your students!

*Please reference workstation cards with how the included, pre-made foldables should be assembled.

I know these aren’t the most glamorous worksheets ever created! They don’t include any eye-catching clipart or borders, but they work to keep students focused and make them better readers and writers! I hope you find the workstation card schedule and activity sheets as helpful as I do!
Thanks for checking them out! You won’t be sorry!
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