book on centers?

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  1. StickyNotes

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    My team has decided to do centers (stations) this year on our half day Wednesdays. I have never done centers before and am wondering if there are any great must-have books out there for management of centers?
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    I have one, it is for k-3 and gives toms of great ideas and managment techniques. I will get the name tomoroow and PM you in the evening when I get home, if not before then. It is from early 90's but still a great resource for activities, set-up, and variations, as well as record keeping.
     
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    The book, "Literacy Work Stations" by Debbie Diller is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! She explains her philosophy of the kids doing productive, MEAINGFUL work and not just busy work. She also gives very clear materials needed for each station along with different grade level expectations...you can find it at Barnes and Noble or Borders. HIGHLY reccomended.

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    I second the Debbie Diller books...they are all great. One is geared for K-2 and there is another geared for 3-6. And at www.debbiediller.com you can read the first chapters of all of her books online to see what it is all about.
     
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    What Are the Other Kids Doing While You Teach Small Groups? (Paperback)
    by Donna Marriott (Author), Joel Kupperstein (Editor), Carolea Williams (Author),
     
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    Literacy Centers by Debbie Diller is fantastic! I now have centers that are meaningful and easy to run.
     
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    I'm not able to figure out how to read the chapter samples online?
     
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    What are the Other Kids Doing... is the best! I made about 10-12 of them at a couple different levels and put them on rotation so my kids never got tired of them.
     
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    The Take it to your Seat series is good as well. Very low maintenance.
     
  11. Miss Starr

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    To read the chapters online scroll to the bottom of the first page. Click on the book you would like to read. Then scroll to the bottom of that page and it will list the chapters of the book and the first chapter should be bold so click on that and a pdf file will open. You will need Adobe to view it. Hope that helps.
     

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