Just wanted to drop in and let you know how my literacy stations are working out.
I love how well the students are working within their groups. Students stay on task and are truley engaged in their word work part of their station. Here are a couple of pictures of them working at their stations. Some choose to work at a desk while other choose the floor.
Here are my problems:
The books I have chosen (by theme) for the literacy box are on second grade level. The problem is my students are below grade level. They are not able to read the books I have chose for them. UGH!! I know this happens but it is so frustrating!! As a temporary solution students are choosing books to read from the leveled classroom library and they have free choice within their level. I have a strong collection of books however, the weakest area of my classroom are the lower level books.
Here is what the leveled library collection looks like.
Here is a picture of my management board.
We still have a lot of work to do on getting these stations going as I would like but we are off to a great start!