Sunday, February 26, 2012

Extending Literacy Beyond the Book

I love connecting my centers to the books we are currently using in our classroom as read alouds to facilitate play. This center, construction zone, was turned into a grocery store where students could stock the shelves with items needed by the Little Red Hen in the story the Little Red Hen makes a Pizza. They could connect what they read in the book to what they know in their own world like trips to the local grocery store with their parents.

1 comment:

  1. Yes...connecting centers to the reading is very important. It takes a lot of planning but the kids enjoy it so much. It is always nice when the students make connects in the stories with personal experiences.