Place objects inside a story bag and have kids draw one piece at a time and tell a story. You can also have them write out the story or retell a story you make by placing the pieces in chronological order, gets them thinking, storytelling fun!
I think you could copy Fountas & Pinnell workboard icons and mount to construction paper.This doesn't take up as much room as a pocket chart! A center organizer that ISNT a pocket chart! I absolutely love this!