Presentation on theme: "LITERACY AND MATH WORKSTATIONS. AGENDA Purpose of workstations Purpose of planning/center board Setting Expectations Literacy Workstations Math Workstations."— Presentation transcript:
AGENDA Purpose of workstations Purpose of planning/center board Setting Expectations Literacy Workstations Math Workstations Writing Component/Student Accountability Departmentalized Classrooms
PURPOSE OF WORKSTATIONS The main purpose for using workstations in the classroom is to foster independence. Students need to learn how to work independently so that the teacher can focus on meeting student needs through small group instruction. Students should be working on activities that address the appropriate grade level TEKS.
PLANNING BOARDS Planning Boards are the framework for how your workstations function. They are the management tools that visually depict how your workstations are run. They should be student-friendly so that the students work effectively.
SETTING EXPECTATIONS Always set your students up for success by ensuring that you are modeling the appropriate expectations. These can be as minute as locating which workstation to work in, what to do, cleaning up, and what to do if they need help. 10 Steps 10 Steps Be sure to model, model, model until they are independent.
LITERACY WORKSTATIONS Daily 5 – Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, Word Work Daily 5 Classroom Library Writing Poetry Reader Response Journals Computers/Ipads Task Cards
MATH WORKSTATIONS Problem Solving Number of the Day Facts Practice Math Warm-Up/Today’s Challenge/Model Drawing Practice Calendar Computer Daily 5 Math Daily 5 Math
WRITING COMPONENT AND STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY While in workstations, students must be writing. This can be a response to what they are reading; a reflection of what they did during workstations, including how they did and what they can improve on; journals, etc. The writing component holds them accountable for completing their assigned tasks during workstations. Rubrics can also be used for student accountability.
DEPARTMENTALIZED CLASSROOMS Since 3 rd -5 th is using a Rotation Schedule/Partner Teaching, each classroom should have workstations that reflect their content area. Take advantage of cross-curricular implementation. Each classroom teacher should set their expectations beginning the first day. Teachers should plan together to ensure consistency across the grade level.
THINGS TO REMEMBER Effective literacy centers are organized and managed so that students can work successfully and independently. Effective literacy centers are both motivating and engaging. Effective literacy centers have a consistent structure throughout the year. Effective literacy centers are aligned with curriculum. Effective literacy centers have a built-in accountability system.