Starting Literacy Stations

Starting Literacy Stations

FAQ: How do I begin literacy stations in my K-5 reading classroom? ANSWER: Although the notion of literacy stations is for students to practice independently, you’ll want to first introduce them to a station they can all practice at the same time. For this, use...
Take Some Grades From Literacy Station Products

Take Some Grades From Literacy Station Products

Literacy stations are ideal opportunities to determine if students are mastering skills and strategies. But be careful not to be overrun with grading by trying to assess everything students produce. The key is to wait until students have had ample time to practice a...
Communicate Must-Do versus May-Do Tasks

Communicate Must-Do versus May-Do Tasks

Students are to work independently during Literacy Stations and the Writer’s Workshop. They have a lot of freedom and make many choices during this time: where to sit, what to read/write, who to work with. However, some teachers prefer to guide students’...
Ensure Efficient Literacy Stations with Task Sheets

Ensure Efficient Literacy Stations with Task Sheets

Literacy stations allow for a lot of independent student work time. Students have the liberty to make choices about what skills to practice and which activities to participate in. However, teachers can suggest, and even require, certain activities to be completed by...
Keep Track as Students Build Reading Stamina

Keep Track as Students Build Reading Stamina

FAQ: How do you motivate readers to grow their stamina? ANSWER: During the first few weeks of school, focus on building reading stamina with your students as they learn to work independently within a literacy station. The key is to start small. Initially, make three...