Making classroom tools from household items is a lot of fun. This is a literacy center activity that you can make using objects that you most likely already have in your home.
If you have done painting in your home, you just might have a few leftover paint sticks. If not, your local hardware store might hand you a few sticks free of charge.
I began by dividing the paint stick into three parts. They are labeled: beginning, middle, and end.
On some clothespins, I wrote events that occurred in a story that was recently read to the class. (Put a few wrote details in the mix to test comprehension.) Students then have to place the clothespins in the correct section on the paint stick.
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