Literacy Work Stations

Making Centers Work

This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? Debbie Diller offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.

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This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? Debbie Diller offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.

Each chapter includes:

  • how to introduce each station;
  • materials to include at each station;
  • what to model;
  • how to solve problems;
  • how to differentiate;
  • how to assess and keep students accountable;
  • reflection questions for professional development.

Materials in both English and Spanish are provided in the extensive resource section. Throughout the book the author has included photos of literacy work stations from a variety of classrooms in which she has worked to illustrate the methods discussed in the text.

 

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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

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1. What Is a Literacy Work Station?
2. How Do I Teach with and Manage Literacy Work Stations?
3. Classroom Library
4. Big Book Work Station
5. Writing Work Station
6. Drama Work Station
7. ABC/Word Study Work Station
8. Poetry Work Station
9. Other Possible Work Stations
10. Planning for Practice at Literacy Work Stations
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
References

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 224 pp/paper
Year: 2002
Item No: 0353
ISBN: 978-157110-353-6

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