These fiction stations contain 7 different stations – literacy centers to be used with any fiction text. They are designed to be used as a whole, a few at a time or individually. They are no prep – meaning all you have to do is print and make copies.
These could also be used for individual reading books or reader's workshop.
The stations included are:
Character – students will make inferences about a character, by looking at the text of the story. Students are asked to find several quotes and then make inferences about the character.
Point of view – students will answer questions and follow a flow chart to determine the point of view of a story. Then they will be asked to imagine that a different character was telling the story, and discuss how the story would be different.
Plot – students create a plot diagram about the story, correctly filling in the event of the text.
Setting – students are asked to find specific parts of the text that discuss the setting and record their answers, they are then to sketch the setting based on the actual text evidence.
Summary – Students will practice using a Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then chart. Students then use their answers from the chart to complete a summary paragraph.
Theme – Students will determine the theme of the story by examining how the main character changes.
Tone – Students work to determine the tone of a story by looking at the words the author chose to include.
These stations have been designed to be completed within 15 - 20minutes. Your classes may be - much faster or slower depending on your students. Please use your own judgement about the timing. Overall, the stations should take between 100 and 150 minutes if you choose to do all of the stations for the chosen story. They are easily continued the following day. You can also limit the amount of time these take by eliminating several of the stations.
© Christi Cecil 2016