Story Sticks. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = “Special” Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you’ve got.

SKILKS: Story Sticks Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special" Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've got.

Writing wall in the classroom Definitely doing this! ♥

5 easy set-up centers for your classroom - I can see this being used for sight words!: 5 easy set-up centers for your classroom - I can see this being used for sight words!

Love this idea from Delights and Designs… You could easily extend this for more able pupils to contain more word types. Children are encouraged to come up and pick a word from the teacher. They then place the stick in the correct pot. To further extend, they could then pick a word from each cup and create a sentence. Perfect for assessment!

parts of speech word sort {language arts}--Kids each come up and pick a stick out of my hand and they would have to place it in the right cup! If there’s extra time, they can use the word in a sentence

Classroom Freebies Too: Consonant Digraph Sorting Activity Beginning of the year sort by category (IE: people, fish, food ect. In january: can be used (Pre-K concepts) to identify first letter sound.

Consonant Digraph Sorting Activity

Classroom Freebies Too: Consonant Digraph Sorting Activity - great game for the phonics learners this year DA: Small Group

Literacy help: Alan Peat story bags - How to develop story writing and literacy skills in younger children.

Literacy help: Alan Peat story bags - How to develop story writing and literacy skills in younger children.

Early on in my teaching career I was introduced to Alan Peat's idea of using story bags to help children write stories. A brilliant idea that really works.

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