Launching Literacy Stations (Video)

Mini-Lessons for Managing and Sustaining Independent Work, K-3

Literacy work stations are being embraced in many elementary schools as a way to ensure students of all ages are completing thoughtful, challenging tasks while their teachers meet with small groups of students.

Description

Literacy work stations are being embraced in many elementary schools as a way to ensure students of all ages are completing thoughtful, challenging tasks while their teachers meet with small groups of students.

Debbie Diller, author of the book Literacy Work Stations, takes you into two primary classrooms to demonstrate how to create a thriving stations program. Patty Terry's first-grade students and Vicky Georgas' second graders work in stations that include a wealth of liter...read more

About the Author(s)

Debbie Diller, a national educational consultant and popular conference speaker, lives in Houston, Texas. Debbie uses her experience of over 40 years as a classroom teacher, Title I reading specialist, and literacy coach to teach others about sensible, realistic ways to meet the literacy needs of all students in the classroom.

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Table of Contents

Program 1: Launching Stations (34:55)

  • Introduction 0:00-2:45 (2:45)
  • Literacy Station Progression 2:45-4:20 (1:35)
  • Keys to Launching Literacy Stations 4:21-5:40 (1:19)
  • First-Grade Progression 5:41-19:15 (13:34)
  • Mini-Lesson: Launching the Drama Station 5:41-13:45 (8:04)
  • Work Station Time 13:46-15:50 (2:04)
  • Whole-Class Sharing 15:51-19:15 (3:24)

Second-Grade Progression 19:16-34:40 (15:24)

  • Mini-Lesson: Launching the Science Station 19:16-27:00 (7:44)
  • Work Station Time 27:01-30:50 (3:49)
  • Whole-Class Sharing 30:51-34:55 (4:04)

Program 2: Managing Stations (27:50)

  • Introduction 0:00-1:20 (1:20)
  • First Grade: Two Stations in a Day Mini-Lesson 1:21-7:50 (6:29)
  • First Grade: Instead Box Mini-Lesson 7:51-16:30 (8:39)
  • Second Grade: Monday Morning Reminder Mini-Lesson 16:31-18:20 (1:51)
  • Second Grade: Bubble Map Mini-Lesson 18:21-22:35 (4:14)
  • Walk Around 22:36-27:50 (5:14)

Program 3: Sustaining Stations (27:30)

  • Introduction 0:00-0:55 (:55)
  • Second Grade: Friendly Letters Mini-Lesson 0:56-6:40 (5:44)
  • First Grade: Pumpkin Words Mini-Lesson 6:41-17:35 (10:54)
  • Second Grade: Character Cards Mini-Lesson 17:36-27:30 (9:54)

DVD Extras

  • First-Grade Work Stations Tour (5:30)
  • Second-Grade Work Stations Tour (5:30)
  • Interviews with Elisa Farris and Roosevelt Alexander (1:30)

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Year: 2005

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