literacy stations.....let's "spice them up"

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  1. love2teach

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    IT is that point in the year.....the kids are getting bored with stations. Not what I am doing is bad or boring, but most of them have been going on weekly since October!

    So, I figured we could share what we area doing and hopefully swap some good,great ideas!!

    Here is one of mine:

    I love having the kids stamp their spelling words! They get the list, letter stamps and an ink pad....they are all set to go!!
     
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  3. djmondi

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    I do that too! I also made 2 large "keyboards" out of a table cloth from the dollar store. They use a feather duster to "swat" the letters in their words. It makes no noise and they can practice them just like they were typing. They like to write them in sand too.
     
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    Well, since it's getting close to Easter time here's my idea. I take plastic Easter eggs and put letter tiles in them to spell words (vocabulary, spelling, whatever words work). Kids then have to crack open the eggs and manipulate the letters to figure out the words. It's very eggs-citing! (Ha ha, couldn't resist). :)
     
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    a Boggle game, envelopes, cards, office supplies
     
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    I like the egg idea......the kids would have so much fun!
     
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    Do you include "Read Around The Room" and "Write Around The Room"??? My kids love it!! I like to look at their work to see how many words they were able to write and did they write them correctly. It's also nice to see the students read words around the room from old charts. They are so impressed by themselves that they can read such big words.
     
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    Yes, ,my kids love "read the room"!
    I have been very open ended this year with that station. I was thinking of making it a bit more specific now that we are moving closer to June.
    For the most part I have let them read the room for whatever they want (ie. short a, words with 2 letters, words that rhyme etc...). Some of them are getting off easy with this......
     
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    do you do a Top ten station, I got that idea somewhere and I love it!

    Let me copy my instructions here and see if It makes sense?...

    Top Ten !!

    Read this week’s topic. List 10 words related to that topic.
    Then choose an activity to complete.
    For example:
    This Week’s Topic: Colors

    1. Red
    2. Blue
    3. Green
    4. Purple
    5. Yellow
    6. Pink
    7. Orange
    8. Black
    9. Brown
    10. White


    1. Put your list in ABC order.
    2. Use each word in a sentence.
    3. Write your list in order of shortest word to longest word.
    4. Write the number of syllables in each word
    5. Draw a picture to go with each word
    6. Use the telephone keypad; tell what the phone number would be for each word.
    7. Write each word with vowels all one color and consonants in another color
    8. Using the money chart, add up the cost of each of your words.
    9. Check the scrabble chart; add up how many scrabble points each word is worth.
    10. Hide your words in a Word Search
    11. Make up your own topic and start a new list.
     

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