An Introduction to Literacy Stations

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A completion certificate is available for download at the end of the workshop,
but you do not have the flexibility to jump ahead in any video segment.
No completion certificates are awarded at the end of the workshop, but you have the flexibility to jump ahead in any video segment.

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.


  • 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 literacy stations to be effective, activities need to be carefully planned and purposeful. (Learn to make the most of your reading block 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 literacy stations

  • 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?

Kristi McCullough provides the answers to these questions and many more!

What others say about Kristi's workshops

"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

When does the workshop start and finish?
The workshop can begin at any time.
How long do I have access to the workshop?
After enrollment, you have access to the content for 30 days. You determine how fast or slow you want to progress through the workshop during this time.
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?
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 available when you select the "Verified View." No certificate is awarded when you select the "Flexible View."
Can I earn graduate credit?
Thanks to a partnership with the Midwest Teachers Institute, educators who enroll in two eligible webAcademy workshops simultaneously can earn three hours of nationally-accredited graduate credit for just $375. Teaching K-5 Reading with Small-Group Instruction is the corresponding workshop for An Introduction to Literacy Stations. (To earn graduate credit participants must select the “Verified View” enrollment option.) Graduate credits offered through MTI are non-degree credits which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. Contact Brady Smekens, Director of Professional Development, for details, (888) 376-0448.
What if I am unhappy with the workshop?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days, and we will give you a full refund.

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