(10 Hours) Are you constantly striving to see your students show significant growth in their literacy skills? Literacy stations with small group learning is an effective and often fun way to foster meaningful learning, while showing strong growth in literacy skills for each individual student. In this course, you will learn how to implement literacy stations in your classroom as well as learn actionable steps for how to assess and group students, as well as set up engaging literacy activities that will address the needs of all students, despite their individual reading levels.

  • Price: $35
  • Credit Type: Professional Development

  • Credits: 10 PD Hours

  • 21 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course


  • ELA, Reading/Writing
  • Early Childhood
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn The Benefits of Literacy Stations in the Classroom
  • Learn How to Effectively Implement Literacy Stations in the Classroom
  • Receive the Tools & Strategies to Plan, Mange, & Measure the Effectiveness of Your Literacy Stations

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What You Will Learn:

Course Sections
  • Simple steps to implement literacy stations in your classroom
  • Guidelines for assessing, grouping, and tracking student growth in literacy
  • Ready-to-use literacy stations activities
  • Resources necessary to collect data and organize planning of your literacy stations

Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can literacy stations be used as a tool to foster significant growth in each individual student’s literacy skills in my classroom?

Very Helpful!!!

This course was an excellent intro for Literacy Stations for PreK-2nd Grade. I found the lessons, reflections, and videos helpful and easy to follow. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to educate themselves more about literacy stations.

-2nd Teacher

Professional Development Credits:


At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 10 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Literacy Stations: What, Why, & How

  • What literacy stations Are
  • Why and when stations are beneficial to students when we differentiate for student groups
  • An overview of the steps that should be taken to implement literacy stations
  • What effective literacy stations look and sound like in the primary grades

Section 2 – Grouping Students

  • When to use whole group instruction and when to use small group instruction
  • Different options for grouping students
  • Common practices and recommendations for grouping students
  • Effective ways to assess students’ literacy skills

Section 3 – Literacy Stations Planning Activities & Implementation

  • How to choose and plan literacy station activities based on grade levels
  • How to differentiate stations activities to meet the needs of learners
  • How to use the provided resources effectively
  • How to implement literacy stations into the classroom by following a sequence of steps

Section 4 – Expectations & Behaviors

  • How and why to establish age-appropriate expectations for independent work time
  • The importance of modeling expected behaviors
  • How to choose a behavior management plan that works effectively for you and your students

Section 5 – Collecting Data

  • Why collecting data during small group time is important
  • Different ways data can be collected during your literacy stations
  • How to develop a strategy for keeping students accountable while working independently in literacy stations
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 21 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Literacy Stations Implementation Guide
  • Literacy Stations Data Tracker
  • Literacy Stations Data Tracker-Sample
  • Literacy Groups Planner
  • Literacy Groups Planner-Sample
  • Grade Level Literacy Skills Expectations
  • Long Term Stations Planner
  • Long Term Stations Planner-Sample
  • Literacy Stations Activities By Grade Level
  • Literacy Stations Extra Resources
  • Literacy Stations Rotations Template
  • Weekly Stations Plan
  • Weekly Stations Plan-Sample
  • Literacy Stations Expectations
  • Behavior Management Ideas
  • Literacy Small Groups Progress Monitoring
  • Student Literacy Work Trackers
  • Progress Monitoring By Grade Level
  • Literacy Stations Weekly Action Plan-FINAL ACTIVITY
  • Literacy Stations Weekly Action Plan-FINAL ACTIVITY-SAMPLE
  • Effectiveness Rubric
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