This unique resource provides over 100 reproducible whole language activities to improve students' skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, math, art, and other content areas... plus detailed directions for setting up a learning center system in which each child participates daily at an individual learning center.
Included are four complete language arts learning center units that will fit into virtually any primary curriculum and can be used in any order followed by specific techniques for introducing, setting up, managing, and evaluating learning centers as part of the regular classroom.
Each learning center unit is base on popular children's books and contains ready-to-use activities related to a variety of content areas. Unit themes and sample activities include: "Dr. Seuss and his friends" "In a People House" rhyming game, "McElligot's Pool" paste up, and "Fox in Sox Tongue Twister" are just three of the activities in this unit that help build reading, creative writing, and fine-motor skills.
"Bears" Students develop computer, art, math skills along with reading and language skills when completing activities such as "Corduroy" computer banner, "Teddy Bears Cure a Cold" poster page, and" Little Bear" graph fun.
"Dogs"" Clifford Takes a Trip" travel mobile, "Snoopy" comic strip, and "Tallyho, Pinkerton!" science fun are just three examples of the activities in this section that motivate students to use reference materials and research scientific facts.
"American Tall Tales and Legends" Speaking, listening, and spelling are three of the skills emphasized in unit activities such as "Johnny Applesee"d storytelling," Paul Bunyan" cassette book, and"John Henry" spell fun.
For easy use, all of the learning center activities in each unit include reproducible illustrated direction pages designed for mounting on file folders and student activity pages ready to be copied as many times as needed.
Each unit also provides an illustrated bulletin board activity... a letter to parents explaining the learning center activities and suggesting home enrichment ideas... a group activity that can be done by the entire class... and "take off" suggestions that serve as springboards for extended activities across other content areas.
You'll find the learning center activities in these units give children a variety of opportunities to acquire new knowledge, practice previously taught concepts, and develop independent learning skills and creativity. They are appropriate for use with students at all developmental levels, grades K-3.
For primary teachers, as well as resource-room and special education teachers, Language Arts Learning Centers for the Primary Grades presents a practical way to make learning centers an important part of your teaching program to develop independent learners. The activities can also be used for whole group instruction.