The Vocabulary Station will hit things like context clues, antoynms, synonyms, homonyms, and affixes.
The Writing Station will hit grammatical things and story writing.
The STAAR Station will be a different skill every week; such as main idea, summary, text features, etc.
The Poetry Station will be full of poems, but will work on fluency, questioning and visualization of the poems.
I've decided on a new system for moving my kids names around in stations. Mainly because this year I will not group my students only by Rigby's but also by data! We are a data centered campus (or have become that way recently) and I love it! Nothing speaks more truly about my student's achievement than data! (This data can be from activities, tests, or just observations...not only pencil paper.)
I feel this different way of grouping my students will help target individual skills...not just reading level. (Here's to hoping!) :)
On to my new way of moving the kids each day to station...here is a picture!
I could not get the whole thing in one picture, so hopefully you can tell it is all one piece though! I plan on having clothespins with the kids names on them (when I find out my kids names:) and then move them up and down each day to different stations! I just feel this will be easier than what I have done in the past (which is keep kids in groups and call out where each group is going each day) Yuck. Love this new idea and I love the paper I got at Mardel's!
I am also excited about this new book I just got in!
It is all about synonyms!! It is incredibly cute and informative! I do not think I will introduce it until I introduce synoyms but the kids will love it! I highly recommend you get it for your classroom! I bought mine at Amazon! Just click the link and it will take you directly to the Boris book. :)
One last little gem I will share today--
Literature Circles!! I found this website for Lit Circles Resources I have to say it is great! I have not made my way all the way through it yet, but wow! I am impressed with the things I can already use from it! I've never done a great job with Literature Circles, even though I try. I think this year will be better. I am still on the lookout for even more information though, so share if you find some--please! :)