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Simply Stations: Independent Reading, Grades K-4
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781544367149
- Published By: Corwin
- Series: Corwin Literacy
- Year: 2020
- Page Count: 168
- Publication date: May 11, 2020
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Teach students how to practice reading skills independently – so learning sticks
Simply Stations: Independent Reading shows how to ensure that elementary students are purposefully and effectively practicing reading comprehension, reading fluency, selecting books, decoding, inference, and summarizing every day. Your students will soon be purposefully engaged and making critical steps to owning their learning.
Debbie Diller has been refining literacy stations (sometimes called centers) for more than 40 years, working with thousands of teachers and students. In this book, she guides you step-by-step through planning for instruction that incorporates reading standards, setting up and launching independent reading stations, varying and refreshing content, to reflection and ongoing modification.
What stands out in this book is the full integration of instruction; Debbie shows how whole-group lessons transfer to stations work so students are practicing key skills independently – and gives you everything needed for success:
- Recommendations by grade level at every step, including grade-appropriate materials and book choices, fiction and informational texts, for each station;
- Whole-group lesson plans, differentiated by grade level and based on key reading standards, to introduce and support independent and partner work;
- On-the-spot formative assessment ideas and troubleshooting tips;
- Ideas to improve English Language Learners’ reading skills, including online Spanish-language materials;
- 30 time-saving downloadable resources for teachers and students to ensure success; and
- Dozens, real-classroom photos so you see the possibilities first-hand.
Simply Stations: Independent Reading gives you invaluable tips, solutions, and insight that can transform the way your students learn and practice reading skills. It’s time to boost the impact of your literacy stations!
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Literacy Stations Overview
Letter from Debbie Diller
Literacy Stations Basics and Frequently Asked Questions
Getting Started with Stations
Literacy Station Management Board How-To
Section 2: Independent Reading Station Basics
Why Include This Station?
What Do Students Do at this Station?
How Do I Introduce this Station?
Signs of Success
Section 3: Planning & Teaching for the Independent Reading Station
Start with Solid Planning
Use Timeless Literacy Standards as a Guide
Teaching for Transfer
Section 4: Reflection, Printables, and Resources
Printable Tools for Teaching & Transfer to the Independent Reading Station