Creating the Block Center This post is part 2 of a series of posts about learning centers. This post will focus on the block center.
Listen to the story on tape. I created story element pocketchart cards for this activity. Print the story element cards below on cardstock, laminate and cut out. Place them in your pocketchart one story element per row.
The activity can be done in a couple of ways. As you're discussing each element, you can jot down the answers of the students. Later make answer cards from their answers by writing them on sentence strips one answer per story element.
OR, you can have premade answer cards and as a student supplies the answer, place the answer card in the pocketchart beside the story element.
This is what I'll do The next day, after reading the story again, review the story elements. Then remove the answer cards and pass out to students making sure that everyone can read their answer card.
As each element is read, the student with the correct answer card should raise their hand and read their card. If it's correct, they place the card back into the pocketchart beside the correct story element.
The next day, you could have all the answer cards in the pocketchart, but have them placed mixed up and have the students take turns putting the answer cards in the correct place.
After the activity has been sufficiently reviewed, you can remove the answer cards and place them and the pocketchart with the story elements in a work station or center for the students to complete individually or in pairs.
Have students read or listen to the first paragraph of the story.
Have them create their own booklet for the paragraph. Write one sentence on each page and illustrate it. You could hardly see it. Write the sentences from each page to make a pocketchart activity so that they can be read together. The teacher will point at each word as it's being read.
Then the students can match pictures to each sentence. The picture cards are made by using clipart, printing onto cardstock and laminating. I wish I could be big and white like a polar bear. Students will build the text next to the sentences in the pocketchart using the word cards.
Lower ability students can match the words to the text by placing the word card OVER the matching word in the text sentence strips that aren't cut apart.
More advanced students can create the sentences without a model. You may want to separate each sentence into a ziplock bag to make it a little easier. Student can choose one sentence from the pocketchart activity above to copy on his paper and illustrate.
This is posterboard size and the chameleons are clipart from the 'net. I added a strip of grass border across the bottom and some flying insect stickers before laminating. Do you just hate that laminating glare on pictures?
But the chart turned out cute and the kids like it and the song.
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Use a chameleon illustration and copy onto different colors of cardstock. Create some color words cards so that they can match them to the correct color chameleon.
When I actually started creating this I changed up my idea. Carol, at The Learning Treeshared one of her ideas with me using letter tiles and I adapted it of course, we both do that ; and came up with this activity.
In this activity the student has to match the correct color chameleon to the one on the card AND then build the color word using the letter tiles.I was splashing about on the surface of learning: Passive learning is said to encourage surface learning rather than deep learning.
Deep learning looks for the meaning of what is being learnt, it is insightful. Surface learning concentrates on the words rather than the meanings of what is being studied.
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*Sequencing: They can use the same pictures/sentences above to practice sequencing in the pocketchart. They can sequence the pictures and/or sequence the sentences.
*Word Order: Make a second set of sentence strips using another color and cut the words apart. Students will build the text next to the sentences in the pocketchart using the word cards. This Read It Up creation is designed to accompany different versions of gingerbread stories and is an all-inclusive resource.
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