Curbing Negative Behaviors with Station Teaching
- The green station was for students to do guided reading with me.
- The red station was for independent reading on the opad using Raz Kids or Starfall.
- The blue station was for word work.
- The pink station was a review station where the paraprofessional would make sure that all students had understood and retained the information from the day's mini-lesson.
I gave Ethan, my focal student for this inquiry, the job of "reading workshop captain." He put out a basket of folders and baggies full of books for his table during the stations. This gave him a task to do and helped him feel needed and important to his classroom community.
Below, you can see students waiting for the paraprofessional at the pink station, independently reading using strategy learned in the mini-lesson that day. They are also wearing super reader capes that I made. This was yet another behavior support to get them engaged during that particular unit.