Thursday, January 10, 2013

Literacy Center Sharing Prompts

Each day after the completion of our Daily 5 literacy centers, my students participate in a quick time of reflection. I find this time to be such an important piece of the whole literacy center experience, as it not only gives the students the opportunity to think about what they accomplished during literacy centers, but also share this with myself and their peers. 

To guide this reflection discussion, I select from a variety of sharing prompts that I have hanging on my wipe board each day. I may ask a questions such as "What was your favorite part of literacy centers today?" or " How did you challenge yourself during literacy centers today?". Then my students first take a moment to take turn sharing their responses with their tables partners,  and then I use my numbered sticks to select a few to share with the entire class. The whole process literally takes about 3 minutes, but it is 3 minutes well spent!

Here are what the prompt cards I have hanging on my board look like. I just punched a hole in them and hung them on a ring for each hanging!

If you'd like to snag a copy of my "Literacy Center Sharing Prompts"in English/Spanish you can do so by clicking on the image below. The pack includes 12 different sharing prompt cards in both languages for your using pleasure!

If you do guided math/math centers with your students, you may be interested in my "Math Sharing Prompts" that I have shared with you all in the past as well!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing! This is such a great idea and something I'd love to do in my classroom. Basically? You rock!


    Sparkly, Quirky Lifebox

    The Quirky Apple

    1. You are very welcome Steph! Glad it it was helpful for you :)!