Today as I bring my Literacy Stations blog series to a close I’m going to share some ideas for what you can do with small groups while the rest of your kiddos are at Literacy Stations. The nice thing about Literacy Stations is all of your students will be busy with their partners or small groups working on their Literacy Stations, which will leave you free to pull small groups. Yes, this will take time to get to this point and it won’t happen Day #1 (see Classroom Management blog post), but you will get there.
Here are some ideas and things to check out to use with your small groups….
Florida Center for Reading Research:
has many great activities that you can use in your small literacy groups. They cover all of the Big 5 areas – Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension and span multiple grade levels, which is great for differentiation. I highly recommend you check them out.
I absolutely love Readworks
. Teacher accounts are free and there are tons of reading comprehension passages and questions on there. They have them broken down into different skills and reading levels. Perfect to use with students who need comprehension practice.
I love using book studies
during small groups. I pick or have the kids pick chapter books and then they do a book club with their group and myself. Great way to practice independent reading, working with a group, comprehension and writing skills. I have many book studies in my TPT Store including: Jake Drake Series, Ivy and Bean (Books 1-3), Nate the Great Goes Undercover, Nate the Great and the Lost List, Cam Jansen The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones, Flat Stanley Framed in France, I Survived, The Great Chicago Fire, Surprises According to Humphrey, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and more coming in the future. You can find them in my TPT store…here
Grammar Fix Its:
Another skill I work on with students during small groups is grammar. I have Grammar Fix Its
in my store that cover: capitals, end marks, commas, apostrophes, verb tense, quotation marks, and high frequency spelling. These are quick practice cards that can be worked on in a small group or a station. You can find them in my TPT store…here
Other Activities for Lit Groups in my TPT Store:
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