Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work

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Stenhouse Publishers, 2003 - Education - 218 pages
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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 workstations from a variety of classrooms in which she has worked to illustrate the methods discussed in the text.

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User Review  - Erin330 - LibraryThing

This book is great for creating meaninful, standards based centers. Diller offers many suggestions for centers that can be differentiated to meet the needs of students in grades K-2. Her suggestions are manageable and effective. Read full review

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User Review  - kj27 - LibraryThing

This book presents a variety of literacy centers to use in the classroom. Each chapter is devoted to a different center and includes how to introduce the center, materials needed, ideas for ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Debbie earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Millersville University and Temple University and spent the next thirty years as an educator. Her love of teaching stems from her love of learning. "I have always loved learning. Becoming a teacher was a way I could share that love of learning with children and eventually, adults." A big part of her learning is listening to teachers and their professional development needs. "When I work with teachers, I try to understand their needs by finding out what they know and listening to their questions. Then I begin where they are and work with them to help them take the next steps toward where they (and/or their school systems) want (them) to be. I believe in professional reading and professional learning communities, and support teachers in their quest to best meet the needs of all students in their classrooms.

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