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Monday, January 10, 2011

Stop Here! Links to help you set up Literacy Stations

 Literacy Stations are important to every classroom teacher who wants to pull small groups for instruction.
But the way you design your stations, the materials you place in the work areas and how you decide to have students rotate through them is a very personal thing. I suggest that you look over other teachers ideas on how to implement literacy stations and see what appeals to you. Then just give it a try. The hardest part is deciding to get started. Expect some bumps in the road as you fine tune your process. Nothing is ever perfect the first time we try it. Here are some links of some great literacy station ideas and activities.
http://www.thevirtualvine.com/workstations.html

 http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/literacy_centers%20final.htm

http://www.teachingheart.net/LC.htm

http://www.kyrene.org/staff/jsorge/litworkstations/literacyworkstations.htm

http://www.msrossbec.com/literacy_index.html

http://www.k-3learningpages.net/web%20literacy%20centers.htm

http://www.mrsruss.com/Teachers/literacycenters.html

The main keys to literacy station success is to plan ahead, allow yourself plenty of time to introduce and practice the procedures with the class, and be thoughtful in organizing the movement from station to station in a clear, easy to follow routine. Remember, each station does not have to be a creative work of art. Keeping things simple is the best way to make your stations work for you!

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