Literacy Station Inspiration

As middle school teachers, the authors of Literary Station Inspiration spend the majority of their planning time scouring for ideas to engage and interest older learners. They're always looking for valuable resources that can easily be turned into lessons that their students enjoy. Most of the ideas found in center books and online target elementary students and lower-level readers, so they began toying with various ideas that adapt stations to older students.

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Posts by Literacy Station Inspiration

Text Code Key

As many of you probably know, the concept of metacognitive active reading - more specifically annotations - is abuzz in the education world. In an […]

Germanna Conference: Presentation and Links

Welcome! Thanks to everyone who came out to the Germanna K-12 Literacy Conference in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Our presentation focuses on two main topics: 1) blended learning […]

Curriculet Signing Off

I got an email recently from the CEO of Curriculet with some sad news!My new favorite online reading repository is signing off... for good.  A […]

Using Practice Items to Remediate

With expedited retakes now available to students in earlier grades, many of us middle school English/Language Arts teachers are improvising remediation strategies for those students […]

Interactive Review: IXL

We are absolutely loving the IXL 30 day free trial! Click to sign up for your free trial! The free trial gives teachers (or parents) […]

Main Idea Cards

Have you tried our Main Idea Cards? This strategy is a great way to improve reading comprehension with metacognition and close reading. It also helps […]

Online Interactive Reading: Curriculet

My new favorite instructional tool! I've toyed with websites like Actively Learn, ReadTheory, and Newsela, but none compare to the free tools Curriculet has to […]

Types of Questions

Are your students expected to ask higher-order thinking questions? Just as reading and writing go hand-in-hand for comprehension, students benefit from asking rigorous questions by in […]

Stoplight Transitions

This transitions handout (or poster) gives students suggestions for words to use when moving into new paragraphs. I like the idea of using certain transitions […]

Evaluating Outcomes Handout

This versatile handout can be used in any content area to evaluate texts.

Evaluating Author's Voice

Here is a versatile handout that allows students to evaluate author's voice by giving examples and evidence for the words they use to describe. You […]

Text Translation Station

One of the stations on the Stations: Writing page is the Text Translation station. At this station, students are given text messages to read and […]

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