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ELA and Math Workstations for 2 nd Graders. Allyson Ellis Denise Landers Caroline Dalrymple. William Reeves Elementary School, 2 nd grade. Mission and Vision.

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ELA and Math Workstations for 2nd Graders

Allyson Ellis

Denise Landers

Caroline Dalrymple

William Reeves Elementary School, 2nd grade


Mission and Vision

Mission: Dorchester School District Two leading the way, every student, every day, through relationships, rigor, and relevance.

Vision: Dorchester School District Two desires to be recognized as a “World Class” school district, expecting each student to achieve at his/her optimum level in all areas, and providing all members of our district family with an environment that permits them to do their personal best.


Why Workstations?

  • Differentiate more often

  • Avoid long periods of whole group instruction

  • Allows for us to be more creative as teachers

  • Students have more independence, responsibility, and accountability

  • Allows students to be more creative

  • Addresses different learning styles


Grade Level Reading Workstations

  • Students are grouped by reading levels (DRAs, Lexile, teacher observation)

  • Workstations:

    • 1) Teacher directed

    • 2) Computer/iPad

    • 3) Buddy Reading

    • 4) SMART Board/standard based task cards


Grade Level Reading Workstations

  • APK and Mini-lesson are taught whole group

  • Guided and Independent practice are completed in workstations

  • Closure is completed whole group or in teacher directed workstation

  • 10 minute rotations (about a 55 minute block)

  • Rotation schedule is on a bookmark that students carry with them to each workstation


Phonics Workstations

  • APK is taught whole group (2-3 minutes)

  • Guided practice is completed with the teacher

  • Independent practice is completed in workstations

  • Closure is completed whole group or in teacher directed work station

  • Students remain in station for the entire period

  • Students are pulled from their station for 10 minute periods and return to their station for the day

  • Students rotate daily (rotation chart is on a SMART Board)


Phonics Workstations

  • Students are grouped by behavior, interest, level etc.

  • Students are pulled to teacher table by level (teacher observation, assessments)

  • Workstations:

    • 1) Computer/iPad

    • 2) SMART Board

    • 3) Spelling game

    • 4) Spelling game


Math Workstations

  • APK, Mini-lesson, and Guided are taught whole group

  • Independent practice is completed in whole group or in workstations

  • Students participate in workstations with standards-based activities that spiral throughout the month.

  • Stations are organized in plastic tubs and rotations are on a pocket chart

  • Students remain in station for entire period

  • Students are pulled from their station as needed and return to their station for the day

  • Students rotate daily


Questions and ClosureThank you for attending!


Contact Information

Allyson Ellis, Denise Landers, Caroline Dalrymple

William Reeves Elementary School, 2nd grade teachers

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Session EvaluationParticipants are asked to complete a session evaluation for each session attended. Credit (attendance, renewal, and/or technology) will be added following evaluation completion.

For each question, use 1=Strongly Disagree, 2=Disagree, 3=Neither Agree nor Disagree, 4=Agree, 5=Strongly Agree. Your responses will assist us in planning future professional development in Dorchester School District Two.

  • The instructor was well prepared for the workshop.

  • The materials for the workshop were appropriate.

  • The concepts presented were appropriate to my job.

  • I will benefit from attending this session.

  • I would recommend this training to others.


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