Reading Centers: A Couple Ideas

We are in the full swing of literacy centers in my kindergarten classroom.  I'm always looking for new ways to make reading instruction and skill practice exciting for my kiddos.

I downloaded these free CVC/CCVC cards on TpT, but you could use any picture cards to cover skills you are working on. My students use magnetic letters to build the words on a magnetic board.  I purchased the magnetic boards at JoAnn Etc. 3-4 years ago.  I only have 3, so any additional students use a magnetic dry erase board.  They take a photo and upload to the Seesaw app for me to see and to share with their families.  They are excited to use the magnetic letters, and I feel this is something we can use throughout the year to practice many different skills (CVC, CVCe, sight words, etc).

Magnetic letters might be the best thing in my kindergarten students' eyes.  They have been working hard daily at this center.  Putting the letters away in the correct section (even with letter stickers to mark the section) has been a struggle, but we've been working through this.

This is a "kid example" downloaded from a child's Seesaw account.

I love these initial sounds sorting mats that I found at The Measured Mom.  They were quick and easy to prepare, and I love that I can mix and match the sounds that my students are practicing.  This makes differentiation pretty easy.  When we are doing using 2 sounds, students sort them back into ziploc bags for storage, which gives them one more opportunity to practice.

Another "kid example" downloaded from their Seesaw account.
I hope this gives you an idea or two of some things to use for reading centers.  Do you use Seesaw for documentation and family communication?  Would you like to learn more?  I'd be happy to give some more details in a future post!

1 comment

  1. Great ideas! I love all of the activities made my Make, Take and Teach. Thanks for sharing.