Literature STATIONS- ANY Novel, Drama, Story - Print & Digital Distance Learning

Joy Sexton
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6th - 8th
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Motivate your students with STATION work centered on standards-based topics using ANY novel, story, or drama! Now includes a DIGITAL version perfect for distance learning! You get TEN different stations with detailed task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Great for differentiation—you choose the stations that best fit the text and your students’ needs.

Use station work while reading a novel or drama (read half the period, move to stations for the other half or at the end of a chapter) or after reading a short story. Students enjoy movement and group work! These stations provide specific standards-aligned practice, engaging students in discussion and close reading.

The stations can be used again and again with different literature!

The DIGITAL version offers colorful, nicely designed slides that allow students to type their responses into text boxes.

With both print-and-go AND digital versions, you'll be equipped for all teaching situations! Plus, you'll be able to differentiate according to your students' needs.


To access the DIGITAL version of this resource, you will find:
--a PDF with the digital links for the task cards, station handout-slides, and rubric
--directions for uploading the resources and using them with students


1. Figurative Language RL. 6.4, 7.4, 8.4

2. Determining Key Events RL 6.1, 7.1, 8.1

3. Development of Theme RL 6.2, 7.2, 8.2

4. Author’s Tone (and Connotation) RL 6.4, 7.4, 8.4

5. Making Inferences RL 6.1, 7.1, 8.1

6. Analyzing Dialogue RL 6.5, 7.6, 8.3

7. New Words RL 6.4, 7.4, 8.4

8. Author Study RI 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3, 8.1, 8.3

9. Setting RL 6.1. 7.1, 7.3, 8.1

10. Objective Summary RL 6.2, 7.2, 8.2

This resource contains:

1. TASK CARDS – Ten colorful task cards, each clearly outlining the specific group task. Students read the task card together when they assemble at the station.

2. STUDENT HANDOUTS (18 pages) – The handouts are creatively designed and align with the station task cards so students can get right into their activity and begin discussing and delving into the text.

3. SIGNS FOR EACH STATION – Ten colorful folding stand-up signs that match the task cards - set them at each station to guide students to their areas.

4. GRADING RUBRIC – A 4-point Grading Rubric is included for your convenience. The rubric describes qualities of student work on four levels with space for you to assign you own grade or number of points.

5. TEACHER GUIDELINES – Specific guidelines for implementing the station work provide suggestions and tips for getting the most out of this resource.

6. COMMON CORE STANDARDS - The Common Core Standards addressed in this resource are provided for your easy reference.

If you are looking to engage your middle school students with exciting group work when reading a novel, drama, or short story, and at the same time offer rigorous skills practice, you should definitely consider this resource. A great value--these stations can be used again and again with different literature!

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Thanks! --Joy

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).


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