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

Fortune Cookie Stations

Try this unique station idea for assigning mystery topics for students! Make fortune cookies out of paper. There is a great tutorial by Simply Modern […]

Making Connections

While the KWL Chart can be a great teaching and learning tool, it doesn't always suffice for individual learning. I created this tool for making […]

Text Organizers

When teaching nonfiction units, it's important to introduce text features as elements of informational texts.  This Text Organizers handout allows students to decide which text […]

Mark My Words Paraphrasing Activity

This activity allows students to practice summarizing and paraphrasing.  It is imperative that students do not change the meaning of a text when rewriting or […]

Author's Perspective: Objective and Biased

This activity is very effective in allowing students to investigate author's perspective and the subjectivity of a topic.   They are tasked with writing down facts […]

One of these Words is Not like the Other Words...

New activity for word relationship and word study practice!  This Google Slides presentation reviews word relationships, word origins, and helps students make associations among related […]

Close Reading with "Thank You, Ma'am"

I may be behind the curve, but I am so excited to have been introduced to Kylene Beers's Notice and Note Signposts close reading strategies! No, […]

Short Story Conflict Chart

Download the Play Here Longer short stories can have several sub-plots, which means they may have many conflicts. This is a handout we used to […]

Conflict Sort

This is a basic sort in which students must organize both examples and types of conflicts into the correct category.  This can be color-coded or […]

Synonym Sort

Click to download Synonym Sort. This synonym sort reflects the types of a analytical word study questions asked on state tests. This sort can be […]

Antonym Sort

Go beyond basic antonym recognition with this higher-order thinking antonym sort. This can be a color-coded sort, a cut-and-paste sort, or students can fill in […]

Mood and Tone: Analyzing Different Poems on the Same Topic

Mood and Tone:  Analyzing Different Poems on the Same Topic After reading and viewing videos of poems on the same topic with different moods and […]

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