Literacy Work Stations Verses Traditional Centers Literacy Work Stations Materials are taught with Stations remain up all year Visit work stations daily Differentiated materials Teacher and students create together Teacher works with a small group Traditional Centers New Material are added Centers are changed weekly Used if work is finished All students do the same work Teacher prepares everything Small groups do the same activity
Management of Independent Work Time Quiet Independent Practice Independent reading Reading Response Active Independent Practice Literacy work stations Small groups
Management Space Time Grades Floors Walls Corners Desks Make a compromise Traditional grades LWS Grades
Mini-lessons Introducing a work station Adding something new Reviewing or reteaching
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Frequently Asked Questions How many students in one LWS? How many work stations? What work stations should I have? Where do I get the materials? How long should my students be in a LWS? What is some students finish early?
Answers! 2 students Up to 8 or 10 stations Student needs and content Materials you already have 20-30 minutes This will not happen!
I Can Lists! I can… Read the news articles first. Circle the main idea of one article. Write a summary about it. Then use the pens to do the activities on the last page. If you finish, choose another article to read. Clean up when finished. Close the pen tightly. (Diler, 2005, p. 29)
Classroom Library Reading, writing, and talking about authors Recommending books Responding to books Keeping a reading log
Writing Work Station Write a variety of things Write a description Author’s purpose Expert writing Picture books Write summaries
Easy to Set up Work Stations Listening Buddy Reading SpellingOverheadComputerHandwriting
Newspaper Work Station Want ads and articles Headlines, pictures, and articles match Student newspapers
Word Study Work Stations Scrabble Sorts Make words Words within words Word webs Illustrate words Dictionary work Crossword puzzles Wordy study games
Drama Guess the emotion Working with mood Write a script Add motions to poems
Differentiated Activities Strategic Intervention On LevelAdvanced
What Should the Teacher be doing? Assisting, guiding, and overseeing stations Small groups
Why should I teach in Small Groups? Please click to see what Debbie Diller says about small groups.click
Managing Small Groups size of each group number of days per week each group attends number of minutes per day type of lesson structure for each group content and level of the lesson (Kosanovich, Ladinsky, Nelson, & Torgesen, n.d.)
Organizing Small Groups MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday GroupStars, CirclesDiamondsStarsDiamondsCircles ActivityLeveled readers Syllable patterns High frequency words Mystery word Notes
With your group, come up with an example of a table of how you implement small groups. Come up with groups and activities.
Putting it All Together Vocabulary Phonics Comprehension Fluency Writing
Evaluating Your Students Literacy Work Stations Checklist Observations Grades Small Groups Checklist Observations Assessments
How Would You Use Literacy Work Stations? Now you are going to get a chance to create your own class literacy work stations! Listen for further instructions!
References Diller, D. (2003). Literacy work station: making stations work. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers. Diller, D. (2005). Practice with purpose: literacy work stations for grades 3-6. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers. Diller, D. (November 11, 2009). Spotlight on small groups: part 1. Stenhouse Publishers. Retrieved July 20, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM_roXStSzshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM_roXStSzs Diller, D. (November 11, 2009). Spotlight on small groups: part 1. Stenhouse Publishers. Retrieved July 20, 2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYYV-iMUA4Q&feature=related Diller, D. (July 20, 2009). Why teach small groups. Stenhouse Publishers. Retrieved July 20, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8if72ROI7ws&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8if72ROI7ws&feature=related Kosanovich, M., Ladinsky,K., Nelson, L., & Torgesen, J.(n.d.). Differentiated reading instruction: small group alternative lesson structures for all students. Florida center for reading research. Retrieved July 15, 2010, from http://www.fcrr.org/assessment/pdf/smallgroupalternativelessonstructures.pdfhttp://www.fcrr.org/assessment/pdf/smallgroupalternativelessonstructures.pdf Literacy work stations. (2009). Kyrene School District No. 28. Retrieved August 5, 2010, from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/u/kyrene?q=cache:0wPUjl46jswJ:www.kyrene.org/staff/j sorge/litworkstations/Literacy%2520Work%2520Station.ppt+literacy+work+stations&cd=2&hl=en& ct=clnk&gl=us&ie=UTF-8 http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/u/kyrene?q=cache:0wPUjl46jswJ:www.kyrene.org/staff/j sorge/litworkstations/Literacy%2520Work%2520Station.ppt+literacy+work+stations&cd=2&hl=en& ct=clnk&gl=us&ie=UTF-8 Maiers, A. (February 21, 2010. 1 st grade mini-lesson. Retrieved July 20, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWDZqopREwg&feature=related