If you are available to help during Literacy Stations please let me know.
1-sit quietly with the 3 or 4 students and help them learn to use the cassette/CD player to listen to books then help them to complete a response activity for the story (picture, label, fill out a chart or organizer.
2- help at the ABC table to help children with art based activity for the letter of the week, help them with glue and following directions.
We have 5 or 6 Literacy Centers in our classroom: Listening, ABC, Word Work, Writing, Computers, Library and my Guided Reading table. We usually complete 3 centers each day. The children rotate around to each station every 20-30 minutes and I work with the group that comes to me on learning to read. The activities reinforce what we have been learning. (letter/s of the week, sight words, tracking print, writing sentences/stories/books, independent reading, listening and responding to the story, and learning how to safely use a computer (mouse, keyboard, letter names, sounds, words).
The children's activities are organized by their level so they are expected to finish their work. They work quetly but cooperatively with their groups either at a table, on the rug on the easels or on the floor. They also work with the Paraprofessional at their stations. It's fun.