3rd Grade Literacy Baskets

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  1. AZKinderTchr

    AZKinderTchr Comrade

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    I have been using literacy basket rotations (literacy centers) for 2 years in kindergarten and LOVE it. The kids look forward to the activities and all the extra hands-on practice has been so helpful in getting from understanding a concept to truly mastering it. I am moving up to third grade next year and would like to maintain this idea. Anyone have some activity ideas for 3rd grade? I HATE baskets that rely 100% on completing worksheets, it defeats the purpose in my mind although recording sheets are great following an activity. What specific skills should my 3rd graders be working on? I am in a different state so I don't have the text books to review right now. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Julie

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    lots of non-fiction
    poetry
    comparing 2 poems
    biographies
    writing - grammer, how to, editing, etc.
    vocabulary
    spelling
     
  4. Irissa

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    Ideas from my 3rd grade literacy centers include:

    Partner reading, poetry reading, QuickReads, Dolch word matching, Vocabulary picture/word matching (then have them write about it), Dictionary study (kids help create searches using the dictionary or I create one for them to work on those skills), making words- sometimes they make their spelling words sometimes i have a secret word and they have to make as many words as they can, and comprehension cards with a small paragraph and questions to answer.
     
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    Picture books with the text cut out. Students write their own stories. Paper folded into story boards where students can write/draw about scenes in each chapter or each section of the books.
     

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