Reflection: Station Rotation Students At Work: Compare and Contrast Literacy Workstations - Section 2: Rotations


The rotations went really well today. I was able to meet with my struggling students a lot, and a few aha! moments came during the self-selected reading. Students realized that their texts might have multiple structures but were able to identify those structures within their texts. One student was reading about bugs, another about horses, and so on. The texts were items that interest each individual student, so I think that helped them connect to the structures more. Self-selected reading time is always a part of my RTI, but the kids get to read anything they want. I liked that they could read a book of their choice today with more of a purpose. It was also nice to conference with my students about what they were reading. 

I'm also really glad that I followed my struggling kiddos today. I had a full hour to just conference and chat with them. I was more the "guide on the side" during stations instead of providing direct instruction, and the kids really seemed to like that. 

  Station Rotation: Stations
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Students At Work: Compare and Contrast Literacy Workstations

Unit 3: Tearing Into Informational Text Part II
Lesson 8 of 12

Objective: SWBAT apply knowledge of previously learned 5th grade reading standards and text structures in a small group setting.

Big Idea: Workstations help to differentiate the process of mastering new knowledge.

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English / Language Arts, Nonfiction (Reading), Comprehension (Reading), text structures, informational text, interactive notebook
  60 minutes
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