Literacy Centers

  Whether you’re new to literacy centers or you’ve been doing them for a while, it’s always fun to get some new ideas and kids definitely enjoy some variety.  Here’s is a collection of centers I’ve had success with for word work, writing, reading, spelling, and grammar:     Magnetic Words There are lots of…

Love that Dog – Poetry Mentor Text

Problem: My kids need some poetry mentor texts and it’s hard  to find something (other than expensive anthologies) at the bookstore. Solution: Pick up Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.                                                                                                                                          So much depends                                                                     upon                                                                    a blue car                                                                    splattered with mud                                                                    speeding down the road   These are the first few cryptic lines…