for Struggling Students
to Home Connections
(A collection of school-to-home homework to support classroom activities--organized
by grade level)
Reading Lesson Plans for Lakewood Literacy Center Titles
Order Task Cards (what
a creative use of those book club order forms we all get!)
and Suffixes Task Cards
(created by Cathy Evans)
Reference Sources Task Cards
Sheet (created by Denise
Talbott--visit her marvelous website for many other activities!)
- Reading Response Task Cards:
and Set 2 (created
by Ms. Winston,
a very talented 2nd grade teacher. See her other resources by clicking
on her name)
(pictures and explanation of centers)
Literacy Center Ideas
(a teacher's website with explanation of centers and photographs--lots
(literacy centers with photographs--this site charges for downloads,
but you might get ideas from the photographs) Free
downloads from the site here!
Teacher's Nook (kindergarten/first
grade centers with photographs)
Ross's First Grade Literacy Center Ideas
Grade Literacy Center Ideas (Mrs. Nelson's website with explanation
of centers and printable resources)
Heart Literacy Centers
(Explanation of centers, photographs, some free downloads, charges
for CDs of compiled ideas)
Wilson's Third Grade Literacy Center Ideas (with printables)
Newingham's Third Grade Literacy Center Ideas (pictures, explanations,
Virtual Vine (preschool through third grade ideas with photographs)
Center Graphic Organizers (varied levels--and TONS of printables)
Student Center Activities
(Kindergarten and Grade 1--everything is downloadable)
Student Center Activities
(2nd and 3rd Grades--everything is downloadable)
Nyman's Games to Make
(an amazing collection of literacy center games to print and use!)
of Kelly's Games (this one using Dollar Store and Big Lot items)
- Kelly Smith, Union Hill School
reading coach, shares these literacy
station printable organizers
Learning Fun (lots of fun centers to make!)
Mini-Assessments from Broward County, Florida
(Could be used for SAT10 practice!)
a Print-Rich Environment
Cards (Can go with the book It's Pumpkin Time, but
can just be used alone. Print cards on cardstock. Say the word
and have students segment it into syllables. You may sort by
number of syllables.)
Syllable Segmentation Cards (These picture
cards can be used for having students segment a word into syllables
or you could change the directions to ask students to identify
the initial sound in each of the spoken words.)
Fun (Download it, cut it, laminate the pages, punch holes
in the top left-hand corner and place the pages on a silver
clip ring. This will be a great resource when you're trying
to think of a huge variety of activities to do with words and
Would you like to
print your own word wall words directly on a sentence strip?
Follow these guidelines!
- Open a blank page in Microsoft
Word. These instructions will vary depending on what version
of Microsoft Word you have on your computer.
- Go to "File" and
- Click the "Paper"
- In the paper size box, scroll
down and select "custom size."
- Type in the exact width and
height of your sentence strip paper.
- Select "Horizontal"
layout then OK.
- You will need to adjust font
size. (I like to use 150 size font)
- It is possible to adjust top
and bottom margins to make letters sit on the dotted lines.
You will have to play around with that.
- It's also possible to print
directly onto index cards by setting the "rule bars"
to the correct size for the card.
- Look at the rulers at the top
and the left-hand side of the page. The ends of the ruler
bars should be gray and the rest white. The white section
shows the print area for the page. By resizing these you
can control the size of the printed page. By clicking on
the line where the white area and gray area meet and holding
down the mouse button, you can adjust the size of the print
area. You need to move both the top and the side rulers
inwards to make the print page smaller. The number you set
it to depends on the size of the card you are printing on.
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