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Old 08-27-2012, 11:06 AM
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I taught 1st grade for 3 years and LOVED using centers.

SOme of my centers were
-partner reading (either from a basket with books of a certain theme or from their reading bags)
-make-say-write: in a 3 column word document, using HF words, I would write the word myself on dotted line, then have them use magnet letters (honor system here- you won't know if they made the word) and they check 3 little boxes in the 2nd column and in the third column they write the word neatly
-poem center focused on a shared poem I read with them daily and it had a small writing assignment to it and they could illustrate. I kept these in a notebook for each kid. They could also use it for shared reading!
-BINGO game using HF words, kids would take turns being the caller and they would play with their group mates

I would have between 5-6 centers and rotated them daily. Weekly the main centers would stay- magnet letters, games, poems but the content of each would be different. I also always had a guided reading center where I would work with a small group of kids. For the poem- I would have my lower students do this center towards the end of the week so they practiced it a lot before having to read it on theri own.
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