Are you a kindergarten teacher who utilizes a pocket chart station for SOR (Science of Reading)? Are you looking for inspiration and ideas to enhance this valuable learning station? Look no further! Below are some of my favorite SOR Pocket Chart Station Activities For Little Learners.
Pocket Chart Station
In my opinion, a pocket chart station is a must-have for the kindergarten classroom for a variety of reasons. Here are a few:
- Pocket charts can be used to display important information, such as daily schedules, weather charts, or behavior charts. This can help little learners understand what to expect during the day and can provide a visual reminder of classroom expectations.
- Pocket charts can also be used for literacy activities, such as sorting words by letter or sound, matching pictures to words, or practicing sentence building. These activities can help little learners develop important literacy skills in a fun and engaging way. (Click here for Cut, Build & Write A Sentence activity described below.)
- Additionally, pocket charts can be used for math activities, such as sorting and counting objects, practicing number recognition, or working on patterns and sequences. These activities can help little learners develop important math skills and can be easily adapted to different levels of ability.
Overall, a pocket chart station can be a versatile and valuable tool to use in a kindergarten classroom. They can provide a visual and tactile learning experience, as well as, purposeful practice in a fun and engaging way. Check out “The Pocket Chart Station in the Kindergarten Classroom” for supplies needed and setting up this multi-purpose station.
SOR Activities For Pocket Charts
Here are some ideas and activities to incorporate the Science of Reading into your pocket chart station:
- Phonemic Awareness: Use picture cards with different initial sounds and have your little learners sort them into groups based on their beginning sounds. You can also play games like “I Spy” where your students have to identify the initial sound of an object you describe.
- Phonics: Create word family cards and have your little learners sort them into pockets based on their word family. You can also create cards with different phonemes and have your students to find matches or create words using those sounds.
- Fluency: Try playing “Beat the Clock“! This exciting game can be played solo or with partners, and is especially popular with little learners who enjoy the thrill of racing against the clock.
- Vocabulary: Rhyming games can be an excellent tool to help little learners increase their vocabulary. Click here for Rhyming Kit.
- Comprehension: Use story cards or picture cards to retell a story. Little learners can put the cards in order and then use them to retell the story in their own words.
Remember, the key to incorporating the Science of Reading into your pocket chart station activities is to focus on the foundational skills that support reading development. By providing little learners with plenty of opportunities to practice these skills in a fun and engaging way, you can help set them up for success in reading.