Objectives (based on the TEKS, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)
*TLW write his/her own name and other important words
*TLW use phonological knowledge to map sounds to letters to write messages
*TLW write messages that move left-to-write, top-to-bottom
*TLW gain increasing control of penmanship such as pencil grip, paper position, and beginning stroke
*TLW write labels, notes, and captions for illustrations, etc.
*TLW generate ideas before writing on assigned tasks
*TLW record his/her own knowledge of a topic in various ways
This is another favorite center. The possibilities are endless....
Here are just a few:
*Write around the room- Students get a clipboard (made by using a
clothespin to clip paper to a chalkboard) and write all the words they can find....
from the words on the walls to the words on a glue bottle!
*Prewriting guides- Students copy the posted guide exactly. These guides are
great for the development of visual acuity, top-bottom/left-right progression,
beginning handwriting strokes, and fine motor coordination.
*So many teachers have requested that we put our Prewriting
Guide ideas in book form. You may download a sample pack
from the book on our Freebies page or purchase the full version
from our Bookstore.
*Stamp words- We have lots of "word bank" word cards for each letter and
unit. Students choose at least 4 words to illustrate and spell using the letter
*So many teachers have requested that
we put our Stamp Word ideas in book form.
You may download a sample pack from either
book on our Freebies page or purchase the
full version from our Bookstore.
*Writing- Of course, the writing center is the perfect place to just WRITE!
Students may write labels, lists, sentences, stories, recipes, letters to other
students, paragraphs, etc. Students who are ready to publish their work may do
so in Publishing Place.