The students I teach are Kindergarten and 1st grade. There is a wide range of reading ability between them. For the literacy center activity, I wanted to include books that emphasized vocabulary, but also had an option of stretching the student’s reading skills. I had previously purchased First Word and Numbers flashcard from the Dollar Tree. Since I didn’t think flashcards would work well as a center activity, I decided to put them in photo albums (also from the Dollar Tree).
Two Photo Albums: $2
Two sets of flashcards: $2
Notecards: $1 (with some notecards left for another book)
I glued the flashcard to the notecards, leaving room at the bottom to write sentences. I would have used rubber cement rather than a glue stick, but a glue stick was all I could find.
I then wrote sentences using the Kindergarten and 1st grade high frequency words from our ESL curriculum. I figured that this will give them extra practice for the HF words and also provide context for the flashcard words.
Then I put the cards in alphabetical order in the photo album.
I cut out the extra photo album pages and made labels for the cover. And that was it!