This is an engaging and entertaining formative assessment. With a little preparation and careful instructions, students can rotate through several novel based activities with simply a “rotate” from the teacher every 9-10 minutes.
Using stations with older students creates interest and adds engagement to any lesson. A student that was previously listless will sit up and take notice when asked to work as a team to accomplish several tasks in a timely manner. The stations are fast moving and usually produce a product. Upper level students enjoy the fast pace and high interest of station work. This activity takes a little planning, but when in process the educational component becomes a student driven learning experience.
Learning stations require a little preparation. Read the station instructions for the necessary supplies: markers, construction paper, computer paper, scissors, glue sticks, laptop or Smartboard, tape. Each one varies. If a station requires extra items I will note it with an asterisk at the bottom of the page.
I also added two larger projects, essential question mini posters, CCSS mini posters, ticket out the door slips, and extra credit cards.
check out some of my other stations:
Bundle of 5 learning Stations
Greek Mythology Stations
Night Novel Learning Stations
To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Stations
The Princess Bride Novel Stations
Poetry Learning Stations
Poetry Learning Stations 2.0
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