Many of you have been asking for and have been so patiently waiting for me to post this freebie. If you saw this blog post, you know what I am talking about.
Okay, let me back up a little bit and explain something about my Reading Workshop block. When I first started teaching, I adopted the style of Daily 5. I liked that the students had choice, but I really didn't like the writing center as we already had a writing workshop time where the students produced much better work than they did in the writing center.
During my 2nd year of teaching, I changed the writing center to "Write About Reading". Here, the students could write about their favorite part, questions they had, etc about a book in their book box.
At the beginning of this year, I figured something needed to change again since I was moving from 1st grade to kindergarten. I still wanted to give my students choice, but with all of the talk about Formative Assessment and I Can statements, I had an idea! This is how my students choose their center at Reading Workshop:
I have a small space on my wall like you see above labeled with different I Can Statements. We have talked a lot about what each one means and how to decide what they need to work on. Then, my students choose a center with that label. Here is how some of my stations are organized and labeled:
I know it's blurry, but I have that cart that stores my word work materials and they are labeled with the I Can statement that matches the work inside. (Sorry, but I could only find this picture of the cart. The other ones are being used and are labeled to match the board they choose on as well.)
I wanted to continue this purposefulness in them choosing iTouch apps since I got those from Donor's Choose. So, now I have these in each bucket with the iTouches:
If you would like to have a PowerPoint version of these I Can Cards that you can partially edit, follow the directions on this document and click below to download.
If you like them the way they are, you can download the freebie from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
If you like what you see, please leave me a comment. I read every one!