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Global Focused Literacy Center
This year kindergarten has added a new center to our independent literacy center rotation. We have been working on it for a few months now and it now is routine in each classroom. Starla Williams introduced the idea to us. We use the global topics we have studied the previous week in Social Studies to have the students create a product.
The products created can range from a coloring sheet with a map or flag and sentence writing to building a model of a home found in South America. South America is our continent of study this year and most of their products have been centered around the countries found there. The students have loved being able to use what they already have learned in Social Studies and bring it over into their literacy work. They are always required to write a sentence or two about their product and the classroom teacher reviews and grades their work each week.
The global center now offers students a way to incorporate some craft that we felt was missing in our centers, and combine it with a literary element of labeling and writing. The students really enjoy this center; Ms. Ikerd would say it is the favorite among most of her students.
Written by: Laura Ikerd, Kindergarten Teacher
Posted: Apr 04, 2014 by Jennifer Williams