Center ideas during Guided Reading time?

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  1. Luv2TeachInTX

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    Hi everyone! I'm trying to come up with a good list of center ideas that kids can do while I'm meeting with my guided reading groups. I can think of three, but other than that I'm stumped.

    Center 1-Computer-would sites like tumblebooks, starfall and abcya be okay? My campus has istation, but I don't know if they have it for 2nd? Any other ideas for good sites?

    Center 2-Listening station

    Center 3-Independent or buddy read

    What else can I implement? Thanks for your help! :)
     
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  3. Luv2TeachInTX

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    I just started reading Literacy Work Stations by Debbie Diller. So far it's very informative, and it has great reviews online. She suggests the following stations, and has information and activities for each one:

    • Classroom Library
    • Big Book Work Station
    • Writing Work Station
    • Drama Work Station
    • ABC/Word Study Work Station
    • Poetry Work Station

    "Work Stations" are basically centers, but she explains in the first few pages why she prefers to use the term "work station" instead. I haven't read enough to explain all of them, but the book would definitely be worth checking out if you are interested.
     
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    Our school has I-Station for 2nd grade, so I'd def look into that. Otter already named all the centers I have. The only other one I would add would be an Art Center where the kids can design posters, a scene, a character, etc that is applicable to one of your reading objectives for the week.
     
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    I do a modified version of The Daily 5, so my literacy tasks during guided reading are: read to self, read to someone, and word work.
     
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    Definitely read this book.
     
  8. heavens54

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    Which would be better for this activity? Debbie diller or the daily five? I'm thinking of starting work stations/ centers for my third grade classroom.
     
  9. KinderCowgirl

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    It depends if you are actually wanting to do workstations-where the kids are actually rotating through activities to manipulate (Debbie Diller). The Daily 5 has the ones that Tami listed (plus writing and listening) and the only actual "workstations" are writing and word work. With the older kids, I think there is definitely benefit in giving them more time to read independently-which Daily 5 does.
     
  10. Luv2TeachInTX

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    Thank you for this!! I've been reading everything I can get my hands on about guided reading and bought The Daily 5 too. I will definitely add this book to my summer reading list. :)



     

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