A Peek into Literacy Centers

I don't know about your students, but my kiddos seem to be really getting into the rhythm of school.  It is somewhat magical to see how independent they have become.

I have used Daily 5 as part of my literacy center program for several years.  Here are a few photos of what the kids are doing while I work with students during literacy centers.

Buddy Reading:  
This child is reading an enlarged version of our Phonics Library books.  Her buddy is listening waiting for her turn to use the pointer.  Reading is always better with a pointer.

Word Work:
This child is making words using stampers and Play-Doh.  I decided to try keeping the Play-Doh in the container to alleviate some of the mess that it makes.

This child has made CVC words with a and i using these dog bones to go with our shared reading story, This Old Man. 

Isn't it great when all the work you've put in about expectations and procedures finally start to pay off?

Happy Teaching and Learning!


  1. Love the idea to keep the play dough in the containers! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Stamping the playdoh IN the containers-that is genius!
    Keen on Kindergarten

  3. I love watching the kids during Read to Someone. They are so cute. Especially the ones who like to be the "teacher."
    I'm glad it's going so well in your class. It makes all of that hard work training at the beginning of the year worth it.

  4. Yes! Genius! I don't have those stampers, but now I wish I did! And yes, reading is always better with a pointer and a friend. Glad things are going so well!

  5. Yes!, love it. I need to do the stampers playdoh thing love, love, it :)
    thanks for sharing.

    First Grade Journal

  6. I am so stealing the Playdoh idea!

  7. The Playdoh idea is awesome!!! Thank you!

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  9. Wow... playdough in the containers. Genius! :)

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

  10. What great ideas! Thank you for sharing! I have missed running across your blog and am not sure how that is possible!

    I am now following you! I would LOVE for you to come visit me! I have TONS and TONS of *freebies* that would be great for your kiddos! Come check out all of my word study activities...my kiddos adore them! =)

    Heather's Heart


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