Classroom Library Station


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Meaning-Focused Activities

  • Reading information from an “author study poster” created by the class
  • Using a “How to Choose a Book” chart to choose books
  • Reading familiar books
  • Looking at pictures in a book and telling the story
  • Sharing favorite parts of books with a partner
  • Reading books and magazines to stuffed animals
  • Writing a response to a book
  • Writing a book review of a classroom library book
  • Writing a note to a friend about a classroom library book
  • Writing personal connections or questions on sticky notes as a studentreads a classroom library book
  • Recording the name of a book read at the classroom library in an individual reading log

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Code-Focused Activities

  • Making a chart of all the “ing” words found in the books everyone read at the Self-Selected Station for the day
  • Have students pick a word that was difficult for them from the book. Using sentence strip paper, have the student write the word (or maybe a few) then ask them to reassemble the word. Students can make words for each other and trade words.

 

 


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Individualizing at the Classroom Library Station

  1. Colored baskets can be used to assign students which books to choose from while reading
  2. In the baskets, place a clipboard that follow the reading to individualize the activities