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Title: Literacy Work Stations

Literacy Work Stations
  • Metzler Elementary
  • Third Grade
  • Mrs. Westgard

What are Literacy Work Stations?
  • Literacy Work Stations are areas within the
    classroom where students work alone or with other
  • At Literacy Work Stations, students use materials
    to explore and to expand their literacy.
  • Literacy Work Stations are a Best Practice in
    teaching language arts.

Why Use Literacy Work Stations?
  • Literacy Work Stations allow students to practice
    the skills they have learned during Readers
    Workshop, Writers Workshop, and Guided Reading. 
  • Literacy Work Stations are a time for students to
    practice listening, speaking, reading, and
  • Literacy Work Stations differentiate, or
    personalize, instruction in order to accommodate
    the learning needs of all students.

What is a Management Board?
  • A management board tells students which Literacy
    Work Stations to visit.
  • The management board tells students the order of
    their Literacy Work Stations.
  • A management board tells students if they will
    visit the Literacy Station alone or with other

I can Posters
  • Each Literacy Work Station has an I can poster.
  • There are numerous activities listed on the I
    can poster.
  • These are the activities that the students may
    complete at each Literacy Work Station.

What Literacy Work Stations Will Students Visit?
  • Students will visit these Literacy Work Stations
  • Buddy Reading Work Station
  • Computer Work Station
  • Drama Work Station
  • Grammar Work Station
  • Handwriting Work Station
  • Newspaper Work Station
  • Nonfiction Work Station
  • Poetry Work Station
  • Social Studies Work Station
  • Spelling Work Station
  • Writing Work Station

Buddy Reading Work Station
  • Students can
  • Read the same book with their buddy
  • Echo read with their buddy
  • Retell the story to their buddy
  • Take turns reading character parts
  • Talk about the favorite parts of the book

Computer Work Station
  • Students can
  • Use the computer properly
  • Visit the assigned link only
  • Print only with the teachers permission
  • Type a completed assignment
  • Draw a character/favorite part of book to
    accompany a written description
  • Play an educational game
  • Listen to fiction and non-fiction stories

Drama Work Station
  • Students can
  • Dramatize familiar texts
  • Use familiar texts to create unique products
  • Accept other students thoughts and ideas
  • Read readers theater scripts
  • Dramatize familiar texts using simple props
  • Add motions to poetry
  • Play charades with words, phrases, moods, or
    character emotions

Grammar Work Station
  • Students can
  • Practice grammar skills previously taught during
    Writers Workshop
  • Color code parts of speech in familiar text
  • Assemble cut apart sentences
  • Build sentences adding parts of speech
  • Edit prepared sentences or pieces from Writers

Handwriting Work Station
  • Students can
  • Use models of letters and words
  • Copy and practice repeatedly
  • Practice on paper or whiteboard and circle the
    best written letter
  • Teach a specific letter formation to a friend
  • Trace and retrace letters in various colors
  • Write notes using excellent handwriting

Newspaper Work Station
  • Students can
  • Learn about the features of a newspaper.
  • Read the Shortcuts to learn about various topics.
  • Practice Before Reading, During Reading, and
    After Reading activities.
  • Play games on the Shortcuts.
  • Write a summary about the Shortcuts.

Nonfiction Work Station
  • Students can
  • Enjoy nonfiction literature.
  • Practice using the conventions of nonfiction.
  • Apply nonfiction reading strategies.
  • Discover new information about various subjects.
  • Complete graphic organizers about the subject.
  • Develop subjects for further study and research.

Poetry Work Station
  • Students can
  • Read and explore poetry
  • Read poems by various poets
  • Write, copy, memorize, illustrate, or perform
  • Respond to and compare poems
  • Learn about parts of speech and other aspects of
  • Learn about different poets

Spelling Work Station
  • Students can
  • Spell words correctly individually or with a
  • Recognize spelling patterns in text
  • Spell words with magnetic letters
  • Write words on chalkboard or overhead
  • Take a practice spelling test with a partner
  • Sort words by spelling patterns

Social Studies Work Station
  • Student can
  • Discover their world by practicing geography and
    map skills.
  • Learn about current events.
  • Find additional information about our social
    studies topics.
  • Read books related our social studies topics.
  • Play games related our social studies topics.

Writing Work Station
  • Students can
  • Generate ideas or prewrite before writing
  • Write numerous pieces
  • Conference to improve pieces
  • Experiment with different types of writings
  • Write for various purposes and differing
  • Publish Writers Workshop pieces
  • Explore author websites

When are Literacy Work Stations?
  • Literacy Work Stations are a weekly activity.
  • Mrs. Westgards homeroom will enjoy Literacy Work
    Stations in the mornings.
  • Mrs. Riekes class will enjoy Literacy Work
    Stations in the afternoons.

Are Literacy Work Stations Graded?
  • Literacy Work Station is graded using
  • teachers daily notes
  • students' products
  • students sharing comments
  • students self-assessments

Are Literacy Work Stations Beneficial?
  • Literacy Work Stations give teachers the
    opportunity to focus their attention on Guided
  • Literacy Work Stations ensure that all students
    investigate a balance of literacy activities.
  • Literacy Work Stations help students develop a
    love of literacy.

More Information
  • Literacy Work Stations Making Centers Work by
    Debbie Diller
  • Practice with Purpose Literacy Work Stations for
    Grades 3-6 by Debbie Diller
  • Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3-6 by Irene
    Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
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