Looking for suggestions on running reading stations

Discussion in 'General Education' started by scooter503, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. scooter503

    scooter503 Comrade

    May 27, 2008
    Likes Received:

    Apr 9, 2015

    I teach a middle school reading class. 4th quarter is always difficult so I try to mix it up. In the past I've done lit circles. This year I want to try using stations, where each station focuses on a different skill (like figurative language, making inferences, analyzing tone or theme, etc.) I am planning on grouping kids with similar book genres (I also want to allow them choice of book for this unit...so they are more likely to do the reading).

    I am struggling with the logistics. I have direction sheets and handouts for each station, but can't decide how best to assess (I don't want to overwhelm myself). Do I use a generic rubric for all (I do have a sample one already), or require so many to be completed by the end of the novel? Also, I don't really want to require all groups to be doing the same "station" at the same time. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Sep 30, 2001
    Likes Received:

    Apr 9, 2015

    Seems inauthentic to me. By middle school I think kids should be engaged in 'real' reading experiences. Not all books are going to lend themselves to preconceived skills/content. Instead I might suggest students keep reading notebooks, you listen in on accountable talk in book clubs. :2cents:

Share This Page

Members Online Now

Total: 594 (members: 0, guests: 560, robots: 34)