An Introduction to Literacy Stations

Online workshop overview:

This powerful workshop is designed to help K-5 teachers create a plan for launching and leading literacy stations during the daily reading block. Before students can be academically engaged in literacy stations, they first need to understand their own roles and responsibilities during independent learning time.

This workshop starts with strategies for setting expectations, building routines, and creating procedures at the beginning of the school year. Participants will receive a day-by-day plan for starting this process beginning with the first week of school.
   

HOW TO GET STARTED

 
Step 1

CHOOSE
a Viewing Option


Pick between "Verified" and "Flexible" viewing options.
Step 2

LEARN
Strategies that Work


Watch the on-demand videos at your own pace.
Step 3

IMPACT
Every Student


Implement what you learned right away!
 

CHOOSE A VIEWING OPTION

 

Topics covered:

  • Learn how the five components of reading can be supported with literacy stations.
  • Recognize how literacy stations can be used to address grade-level specific standards.
  • Gain ideas for planning purposeful, achievement-driven station activities.
  • Boost students’ comprehension of literature and informational texts with listening stations.
  • Learn how to establish routines that foster independence in all K-5 students.
  • Discover how to grow students’ stamina for working independently.
  • Determine how to assign letter grades to work completed in literacy stations.


When you complete the workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Use anchor charts to effectively teach and remind students of procedural expectations.
  • Utilize existing classroom materials to set up and implement engaging literacy stations.
  • Teach students to efficiently transition from one station to another.
  • Engage students in hands-on word-study stations that build skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary.
  • Begin the school year with your own 6-week "game plan” for launching literacy stations.
 

Three reasons to enroll:

1. The stakes are high, and the heat is on.

Student achievement in reading is as important now as ever. Teachers need the tools and strategies to deliver research-based best-practice methods. (Our strategies are classroom-tested and practical!)

2. Using time effectively is essential.

In order for small-group guided reading instruction to be effective, time with the teacher has to be carefully planned and purposeful. (Learn to make the most of your small-group time!)

3. Differentiation is challenging but necessary.

Teachers are used to dealing with students who have diverse needs, but knowing how to meet those needs in the area of reading is a priority. (Meet students at their instructional level!)

 

Top questions teachers ask about teaching K-5 reading with small-group instruction:

  • When should I start conducting literacy stations?
  • How much time should students spend at literacy stations?
  • How long will it take before students are able to work in stations independently?
  • How can I create engaging activities which are also easy to prepare?
  • What is my role while students are engaged in literacy stations?
Learn the answers to these questions and many more!
 

What teachers are saying about this workshop:

"Great workshop with lots of concrete examples that I can go back and use tomorrow. Good for beginning and veteran teachers."
Leah Taylor, Teacher, Gosport Elementary School, Gosport, IN

"Not only have I learned to implement literacy stations in my classroom, but I'm leaving with the tools and confidence to teach my team so we can all get started on a great year!"
Krystal Taylor, Teacher, Discovery Charter School, Porter, IN

"Kristi is amazing! Her enthusiasm is contagious!"
Debbie Schmidt, Teacher, Camden Primary School, Camden, OH

"It was informative as well as realistic! I will be able to apply many of the strategies in my classroom."
Linda Maden-Blava, Teacher, Oakwood Grade School, Oakwood, IL

"Great ideas, great presenter, very engaging! Can't wait to implement in my classroom this year!"
Sammy Combs, Teacher, St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic School, Floyds Knobs, IN
 
 

Frequently asked questions:

Once I register, when does my access start?

Once I register, when does my access start?

Immediately! Once you register and submit payment, you will be redirected to the workshop page which contains all the videos included in your workshop enrollment.
How long do I have access to the workshop?

How long do I have access to the workshop?

Once you enroll in the online workshop, you can access the content for 30 days. The self-paced format means you determine how fast or slow you move through the workshop.

Your workshop registration also comes with lifetime access to exclusive digital resources in the "Secret Site" that accompanies this workshop. Here you'll find classroom-ready worksheets and blackline masters, along with videos and articles to take your learning further. Teachers love the way the "Secret Site" helps them implement what they learn in the workshop. 

Online workshops secret site

Can I share my workshop with colleagues?

Can I share my workshop with colleagues?

Sorry, online workshop sharing is not allowed. Our Terms of Use specify that one registration fee allows access for just one person. However, we are happy to offer group discounts. Give us a call at (888) 376-0448 to get the details. 
 
Can I get continuing education credits?

Can I get continuing education credits?

Most likely! With prior approval from your school district, participants may receive credit for up to 5 hours of professional development for each workshop. A Certificate of Completion is provided to participants when they complete all aspects of the workshop. For possible Illinois-approved credit, please contact our office.

Note: A Certificate of Completion is only provided when you complete the Verified View option for this workshop. 
Can I earn graduate-level credit for An Introduction to Literacy Stations?

Can I earn graduate-level credit?

Graduate-level credit for An Introduction to Literacy Stations
Thanks to a partnership with the University of the Pacific, educators who enroll in a webAcademy workshop can earn 1, 2, or 3 graduate-level credits. (To earn graduate-level credit, participants must select the "Verified View" enrollment option. Graduate-level credit cost is separate from registration fees. Credits are $62 each.)

Graduate-level credits offered through the University of the Pacific are non-degree credits which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. Contact Brady Smekens, Director of Professional Development, for details, brady@smekenseducation.com (888) 376-0448.
What if I am unhappy with the workshop?

What if I am unhappy with the workshop?

We would never want you to be unhappy! That’s why every online workshop comes with a 100% money back guarantee. We are convinced the simple and effective strategies will transform the way you teach so we stand behind this workshop with full confidence. If you aren’t satisfied, contact me within the first ten days of your purchase, and I will give you a refund immediately. There are no additional forms to fill out, and there will be no delay. Just call (888) 376-0448 and ask for Brady or email me directly. We believe so strongly in this online workshop that we give you our personal promise of a speedy, hassle-free, no-questions-asked, total and complete refund.


Brady Smekens
Director of Professional Development
Smekens Education Solutions, Inc.
 
 

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Immediate access: $140

 

Discounts available!

  • Teams of 3+: Save $14 per person.
  • Teams of 15+: Call us at (888) 376-0448 for custom pricing.

What's included with your registration?

  • 30-day access to the workshop
  • 5+ hours of dynamic workshop content
  • Lifetime access to classroom-ready digital resources
 
Target Audience
  • K-5 Classroom Teachers
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Literacy Coordinators
  • Title I Teachers / Directors
  • Special Education Teachers
  • ELL Teachers
  • K-5 High-Ability Teachers
  • Elementary Administrators

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