Sunday, September 18, 2016

Literacy Station Rotation Chart

Happy Sunday!  Sorry, this post has taken so long to write. We have been sick off and on in our house.  It started with me, I passed it to all the kids and back around again.  We just seem to love sharing!  haha

When I decided to change up my literacy stations, I had to figure out the simplest way for my students' to know what station they were at and which they would move to next.  I wanted an easy visual for myself and my first graders.

Below is a picture of my rotation chart.

I divide my students into groups of 2-3, depending on how many students I have in class.  I like to keep my station groups as small as I can.

Each round lasts 15-20 minutes.  Students' will rotate to the next station once I have finished a reading group.

How are groups moved? 

I move the station groups directly down the chart.

Do you have students return to their station after they finish reading at the teacher table? 

No, I do not.  Once I finish with a group I ring a bell.  This is our cue to clean up our stations.  We then move to the carpet as a group.  I like to call my next reading group to my table before I move students' to their next station.  We meet back at the carpet after each station.
When a student misses a station, they will have a chance to visit it later in the week.
Thanks for checking out how I use my rotation chart.  In my next post, I will explain how I set up each station.

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