Monday, July 9, 2012

Literacy Wheels

At my recent ELA training the presenters talked about Literacy Wheels.  They are made with cd's, and are used for discussing story elements in fiction as well as nonfiction. You write on them with sharpies and can even jazz them up a bit with decorations.  You put your finger in the center and spin it.  Wherever it stops, that is the story element you discuss.
Aren't they just too neat!  Click on the pictures above to see how to make these literacy wheels and more from Kathy Bumgardner


  1. You are going to be so awesome as our IS!

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    1. I thought so too! I hope you can use it!!

  3. I have just nominated you for an award as a thank you for always sharing such unique ideas! Head over to my blog to check it out :)!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  4. We must live near each other! Kathy has been helping Juli and I implement Reader's Workshop for the last year. She is AMAZING isn't she?! Seeing her work with the kids is so inspiring. I wish I had the same approach with them that she has. We are meeting with her in 2 weeks for more training. She always gives away the best things so I can't wait to see what she has for us this time. Juli and I used the fiction and non fiction roll ups a lot last year and they were a great tool. She has some great approaches for teaching students to support their thinking with text evidence. I love your blog by the way!
    Heather @

    1. Hi Heather,
      I looked at your blog and it's very nice! No, we actually don't live close to each other. I am in NM. Somehow teachers from Albuquerque have learned about Kathy's techniques and are spreading it to other across our state. How excited to get to work with her! You'll have to blog about your training with her.