Literacy Station Cards {Giveaway}

I would have been embarrassed to have shown you the {ahem}Comic Sans Word clipart literacy station cards that I have been using for the past five years.

I just never made time to red0 them. I like using them for literacy stations because they are visual and when the kids learn to read them, they know what their task is. For example, if they are at “Rhyming Road” then they know their station will have some sort of rhyming activity. I have changed a lot of things in my room but this is something that I have stuck with and something that will stay unless I find something better.

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I cut and laminate the cards. I use one card to display in the pocket chart with their pictures. I punch a hole in the other card and attach it to the paper basket with a binder ring. That way, the students can find the matching picture card and locate their baskets quickly. I pretty much say “find your station” and then I go sit at my guided reading table and they move to their stations and I pull reading groups. Once they learn the system, it stays that way all year. It’s like clockwork.

Boom.

To keep the cards organized and easily accessible, I use an index card organizer and alphabetize the cards. Once you have them all organized and set up, you are good…or at least you are for five years 🙂

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Comments

  1. Melissa says:

    I plan on reading and sleeping in.

  2. Fantastic idea! Simple, yet very effective. I am thinking to myself, why have I not thought of this…duh! This summer I plan to hit the beach and the lake with the family. However, I am most excited about going to Vegas for I Teach K. Maybe I’ll see you there!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

  3. Michelle Sanchez says:

    My summer plans include spending time with my children. I have 4 still at home, 2 teens that are ready to get their drivers license so yeah, hoping to still have some non greys by the end of it all.

  4. Thank you for the precious giveaway! I have been an instagram follower for a while but just visited your blog for the first time this morning. I will be starting my first year teaching this fall and will be in KINDERGARTEN! I am sure i will be back to visit your TpT store over the course of the year 😉 Thank you again for the giveaway!! I am planning to organize my room this summer (tossing old stuff and making everything neat and pretty!) and do lots of crafts (some classroom related, some just for fun!). Have a great end of the year!

  5. My plans are to scrapbook, read and lay by the pool all summer long!!

  6. I plan to organize my home this summer. We are in need of a restful summer in my family! This will be it besides reading, sleeping and relaxing.

  7. Kristy K says:

    I plan to get ready for a new grade, sleep in, go to the beach and spend all the time I can with my cute kids! Not necessarily in that order 🙂

  8. katie nussbaum says:

    I plan on sleeping in and volunteering at a summer camp this summer!

  9. Kristi Smith says:

    This summer, I primarily hope to simply enjoy the R & R =). One of my favourite daily rituals is to take a long, leisurely walk, and then curl up with a good book on my condo balcony when I return <3. Thank you for your generosity and for considering me, as always, Elizabeth! leafsgirl@rogers.com.

  10. Heather says:

    I LOVE the beach! My summer plans include reading while tanning on the beach. My sister graciously shares her babies with me in the summer. So, I plan on spoiling them a good bit too.