Collaborative Literacy Stations
Kingsley Charter Elementary
DeKalb County Schools
Grade Level and Content
English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science
This lesson plan uses collaborative literacy stations to provide intensive, differentiated English Language Arts (ELA) instruction, and engage students in ELA, mathematics and science activities. At the beginning of each day, the teacher provides whole group instruction to review the current reading comprehension strategy. Then, students move through four stations – Small Group Instruction, Non-Fiction Listening Station, Big Book Station, and the Buddy Reading Station – where students work with either the teacher or their peers to explore concepts in ELA, mathematics, and science.
English Language Arts
ELA.1.RL.2; ELA.1.RL.7; ELA.1.RL.9; ELA.1.RI.1; ELA.1.RI.2; ELA.1.RI.3; ELA.1.R1.7; ELA.1.RI.8; ELA.1.RI.9; ELA.1.W.3
• Unit Overview with Standards
• Guided Reading Station Materials (High Level Question Examples and Main Idea Graphic Organizer)
• Non-Fiction Listening Station Graphic Organizer
• Big Book Pre-Writing Activity Sheet
• Big Book Story Pages
• Buddy Reading Station Venn Diagram
Video of Lesson
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About the Teacher
Tara Dougherty is currently an Instructional Coach at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts. Previously, she was a first grade teacher at Kingsley Charter Elementary School. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of California Irvine. Her best piece of teaching advice is: In the classroom every year you get a fresh start and everyday is a new learning experience. Self-reflection is critical to be an effective educator. It can be scary sometimes, as it requires you to be honest and evaluate yourself on a daily basis. Ultimately, self-reflection provides you with the knowledge and insight into being the best for your students everyday.
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Disclaimer: The unit plans and materials on the Innovation in Teaching Competition website are aligned with Georgia’s standards through December 2014. English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics standards have been revised. The revised standards were approved by the State Board of Education on January 15, 2015. The revised ELA and Mathematics standards were renamed from the CCGPS to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).