Literacy Stations – Reading Station Ideas

Literacy Stations
Today I’m going to share ideas about what I include in my Reading Station.
Reading Station is one of the more simple stations. It is always the one that I introduce and teach my students first because it is simple. During Reading Station, my students are allowed to complete these activities in the class library area or at their seats. Here are the task options for Reading Station that I currently use in my 2nd Grade Classroom:
  • I can read books by myself.
  • I can read a book with my partner.
  • I can tell my partner about a book I like.
  • I can take an AR test.
When I taught first grade, I also had an option where they could read to one of the stuffed animals I had in the classroom.
You’ll notice all of the statements start with I can. You’ll see this throughout my station tasks cards.  It’s a positive statement and shows choice which is one of the benefits of using Literacy Stations.
I have made task card rings with these options on each card.  I have a title card and then each “I can” statement is on a separate card. I attach these to cardstock and then laminate for durability. I try to use a different color of cardstock for each station so it’s organized.
Title Card
On this card, I have a picture of students reading and/or doing the actual task. Due to privacy reasons, I do not have the picture on this example.


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    January 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I've read your whole series, and I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing your ideas. I'm going to get a fluency station and a technology station started in addition to the activities I already do. Thanks again!
    Laughter and Consistency

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    January 22, 2018 at 4:04 am

    You are so welcome! Thank you for your kind feedback! Stay tuned for more info on more stations!
    Team J's Second Grade Fun

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