Old dogs CAN learn new tricks, and your class CAN learn a new routine in April!
Favorite Ways to Teach Foundational Skills in the Primary Grades: Expanding the Reach with Small-Group Work Blog Series
This post covers the how, the why, and the what of introducing stations or centers to support small group work on foundational skills in the primary grades.
Inquiry-Based Centers in Grades 3-8
Inquiry-based centers introduce kids to mentor texts while helping them find their own mentor texts.
Haiku Writing Station
Earlier this month I shared an idea about a writing station (aka: center) for older students. Another product from Chronicle Books has crossed my desk and has piqued my interest as something that can be used in the classroom. This time, it's a poetry-related writing station using Haikubes, which are 63 word cubes that can… Continue reading Haiku Writing Station
(Writing) Center Time for Older Students
Whenever I used to hear the words "Center Time" I immediately thought about early childhood classrooms. However, that notion changed in 2008 when I created a Poetry Station for my fourth graders. The Poetry Station was created for students to use during the "morning work" period of the school day. It was a choice, not… Continue reading (Writing) Center Time for Older Students
Poetry Station: READY FOR LIFT-OFF!
I think I'm going to have my students sign-up to use this for one week at a time since there are seven activities. Though it'll take two weeks to complete all of the activities in a meaningful way since they're pretty elaborate. Here are the titles of the activities I put inside of the station.… Continue reading Poetry Station: READY FOR LIFT-OFF!