Hi All! I am a relatively new teacher (1st grade) and began using literacy centers last year. I grouped my students by reading levels and had each group rotate through all centers each day. I had 4 centers- ABC/word work, vocab/Spelling, writing, and guided reading with me. I store my centers in tubs and placed a center on each color coded table (red table=ABC center, blue table=spelling, etc). I met with each group (I had 4-5 reading groups) EACH DAY (M-TH-- i don't do reading groups on F). I wanted to try mixed ability grouping this year, however am struggling with the rotation schedule. My thoughts are if students are in mixed ability center groups I can call homogeneous guided reading groups to be with me. That is, they would leave whatever center they were in and come to me. When that rotation period (approx 17-20 mins) was over, they would move to the next center. I know I will have to have some sort of rotation schedule for centers. However, I am conflicted because when children are with me, they will be missing a literacy center. Does that make sense? Does anyone have any suggestions for rotations or schedules? Is there a way I can have mixed ability center groups while pulling kids in homogeneous reading groups and still meet with all reading groups 3-4X/week? HELP PLEASE!