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Old 01-06-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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Buy and read the book, Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work by Debbie Diller. It will tell you how to do everything. She tells you how to set up very simple and inexpensive centers. I have 10 workstations with 2 students in each one. I have had 12 before when I had more students. I would never teach any other way. The students are engaged and it allows you to work with small groups. Start by introducing one center at a time. Model the right and wrong way they should be working in the workstations. My rule is "strike ONE and you're out". They sit out for a while by you or at their seat. Be very consistent with what you expect. Have lots of choices in each center.
Good luck! Your students will love you for trying!!!
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