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Writing and Language Centers for Kids

July 10, 2009 20:32 by Barbara Shelby

  

A WELL STOCKED WRITING CENTER INCLUDES... 

  • Chalk
  • Colored, medium, and soft lead pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Paper:
    .....Lined and unlined
    .....Assorted Colors
    .....Textures, Sizes and Shapes
  • Pens with variety or ink colors
  • Envelopes

OTHER MATERIALS:

  • Alphabet and Word Puzzles
  • Alphabet Stamps
  • Black Boards
  • Clip boards
  • Computer/Printer
  • Erasable marker boards
  • Etch-a-sketch
  • Index cards
  • Journals
  • Magic Slates
  • Magnetic Letters and Boards
  • Puppets & Scripts
  • Printed forms
  • Post cards
  • Sand/Salt Tray
  • Shaving Cream
  • Stencils
  • Tape Recorder/Player
  • Type Writer/Computer

 BOOK AND CARD MAKING

  • Contact Paper
  • Picture Cards
  • Wallpaper
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Used Greeting Cards
    Tools for Book/Card Making
  • Envelopes
  • Glue
  • Hole Puncher
  • Stapler
  • Stickers
  • Yarn

 BOOKS

LITERACY ENRICHMENT

  • Drama Club click here for ideas
  • Foreign Language Class or Club All you need is one semeter to facilitate a Language theme Club! Teach greetings, numbers, simple phrases.
  • Reading Clubs
  • Sign Language Classes
  • Themes Built around a Book click here for ideas
  • Place literacy materials in play centers

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Provide a print rich environment where children can see the purpose and use of the written language. Also, label everything in the room!

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Provide a well stocked library. If shelf space is not available for books, consider using tubs. Label the tubs with a sticker that corresponds with stickers on the books. When  children are done reading their books—they return them to the correct container. Example: Animal books and tubs each have a blue sticker.

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