The photos and ideas on
the following pages are examples of kindergarten literacy activities
from my classroom and from Internet chatboards.
Fountas and Pinnell’s book
“Guided Reading” book has icons in the back of the book to use for
center assignments (workjob board). Some kinder teachers enlarge
them. Some color them. They can be used in a pocket chart or on
laminated posterboard with sticky tack on the back of the icons and
student names. Then, the identical icons are on the wall near the
center so the kids know where to go. Slide the names/kid
pictures down each day to the new center. The hard part is at the
end of the week when you have to change the task at each center.
Center signs can also be
the children wear a necklace with a "ticket" on it. It's just a
construction paper ticket on string. The ticket has numbers around
the edge of it to match the numbers on the centers. The teacher uses
a hole punch to punch out the number of the center that has been
successfully completed. If it isn't correctly done, it doesn't get
punched and the child has to do it over during free time.