Come in and see our ABC/Word Work Center.
Our center is filled with books and materials to promote students’ automatic recognition of the alphabet. There are numerous opportunities to manipulate the letters, put the letters in correct sequence, see the letters within words and do picture/sound/word sorts. Below are just a few of the activities we have this week. The great thing is, we can keep the format and just change the word and picture cards to make a “new” activity.
We have placed a bookshelf to hold the materials needed for the center next to a table. We also made a grid with colored electrical tape on the floor for students to sort picture or word cards. This one has word cards for sorting syllables. The second picture is spelling the word.
Of course, we visited the dollar store AGAIN and found a vowel poster. Instead of decorating the wall with it, we cut it apart and made another activity for the kids to play on the carpet.
We have these two activities especially for sequencing the alphabet. These activities also require the students to sit on the floor, not the specified table. This way we can get more kiddos at the center at the same time.
We attached twine to two legs of a cart and put clothes pins with the letters written on the pincher part. Students select the pictures with the correct initial sound and pin them on the “clothes line” in alphabetical order.
The kids really love placing word cards in alphabetical order with this giant floor alphabet strip (3 sentence strips made by me and taped together )
What are some of your favorite, FUN and meaningful activity ideas for your ABC/Word Work Center?