Stations are not just for elementary school! Divide up students into groups -- use data to form your groups and have instant differentiation! Stations allow students to cover many different skills or tasks in one to two class periods instead of four or more. It also allows them to get up and move around at regular intervals. Teachers can work with small groups at one station or move around the room monitoring everyone. It is a great way to introduce a topic or new unit with a little background research, close reading to introduce a text, grammar, vocabulary, practice writing skills, and so much more!