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Writing Centers

Page history last edited by Jane McManus 6 years, 3 months ago

Libraries are more than books. Some kids need a little direction to get the creative juices flowing. I gleaned the following from a PUBYAC contributor. If you’re a member, check out the archives for 11-18-2013. Please add YOUR comments. Your colleagues would appreciate hearing what works, and what didn't!


This is not a program per se, but an on-going offering to promote Every Child Ready to Read. It all starts with scribbles on paper.

 

Designate a table in the children's room as a writing center. Include

  • blank story paper, (lines on the bottom, blank space on the top half for pictures);  
  • list paper called Words I Found, (where children could write words they found in the library);
  • laminated word cards with pictures, (for example, create cards for all different food items so children can make a grocery list; word cards with the names of colors and numbers; and laminated seed packets). 

 

  • Keep a binder for future authors and illustrators filled with empty plastic sleeves; when children leave stories or artwork, add them to the binder.  The children seemed to really enjoy the writing center.

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