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For this assignment, you will research evidence based practices/strategies that can be used to support literacy stations or centers for a content area. [Note: Literacy station and literacy center are interchangeable terms.] Based on your research and course materials, you will design a plan for literacy center. Your plan will include various elements including focus, alignment to New York State Standards, means of assessment and differentiation, and a mock-up of the center/station.

This section is provided to assist you in thinking about the assignment. What you need to submit follows.

1. It is important to have a goal for the learning center/station. Identify your grade level and goal(s) for the center/station. What NYS Performance Indicators do you plan to work on at this station/center? (These could be ELA and/or content area.) Note: Cut & paste the indicator from the NYS Standards.
2. What strategies, games, materials would support this goal for this center/station? You may use material from this course or other classes but you need to have research based strategies or best practices. Do you need to do a brief search for ideas or strategies?
3. Will this station/center be a space in your classroom that students move to or will students bring the station to their desks?
4. What would your station look like? What would be included in the station? Your answer should discuss what students would be doing (activities), what materials would be included and how the station would look. This does not need to be an exhaustive list but needs to be detail enough to get a sense of the station you are planning.

1. How would you store these materials?
5. Thinking ahead, what are two materials you could change during the year?
6. You will need to explain your management system and/or routines for the station.

You should consider:

1. What directions/signs would there be? Remember this needs to be grade appropriate. Do you need visuals? Simplified language?What are students expected to do at the station? What if there is a problem or they need assistance?
2. How does the station (materials, activities, etc.) support diverse learners?
3. How would you collect children’s work? Assess children’s work? This needs to link to your performance indicator.

What you need to submit:
You will create a mock-up of the station and at least two activities that would be included in the station. Additionally, you will have a word processed paper containing explanations, details, and a reflection. You need to submit:

A mock-up of the station. You need to provide a sketch and/or very precise description of the literacy center. Think about what a person would see in a photograph of the station; that is the level of detail I’m looking for.

• Depending on what you are planning, you could use a sketch, images from online or perhaps a list. Read the entire assignment before deciding.
• A. What would be included in the station? Your answer should discuss what students would be doing (activities), what materials would be included and how the station would look. This does not need to be an exhaustive list but needs to be detail enough to get a sense of the station you are planning.

o How would you store these materials? This could be a quick sketch, description, or you can include pictures/images from a supplier.
o Thinking ahead, what are two materials you could change during the year? Be specific and explain why you are changing these materials.
o B. Explain your management system and/or routines for each station. You should consider:

 What directions/signs would there be? Make an actual sign/list students would see. What are students expected to do at the station? What if there is a problem or they need assistance?

o How does the station (materials, activities, etc.) support diverse learners?
o C. How would you collect children’s work? Assess children’s work? This needs to be linked to your performance indicator.
o NOTE: You need to create two activities for the station. For example if you are using a story starter or a magnetic matching game, you will create it and submit it with your assignment.

• [Note: you may use another source or adapt something from another source BUT remember to reference the source.].
• This needs to be actual examples of what you would give the students. It does need to be an entire game or all the possible combinations but enough of an example to give a sense of the two activities.
• D. It is important that you are able to explain why you made these choices. In writing, explain your choices. Why these stations? These materials, activities, rules, etc.

You need to make connections to the materials we’ve used for this course or other courses.

o This means in text APA citations and a reference list.
o In text citation example: Tomlinson (2010) or if using a direct quotation, “Xbnmnnmn vvmmb, “(Tomlinson, 2010, 97)
o E. Include a reflection: What have you learned from this assignment. If you were the course instructor, what might you change about this assignment?

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Literacy Center Design

This paper attempts to document a literacy center design. The paper will identify the grade targeted, the literacy content area, the activity, and the materials needed to actualize the center. In addition to this, the paper will demonstrate how literacy activity meets the needs of every student in the First-Grade. This is especially an important aspect of the program considering that it illustrates that the teacher prioritizes inclusivity.

Target grade, goal, content area, activities, materials, and procedures

The grade-level targeted is First Grade. The primary goal of the learning center is to allow these learners to become actively and positively engaged in knowledge-gaining activities, which do not necessitate persistent supervision. The content area of focus is handwriting. A learning center activity that corresponds with this content and which meets the goal identified above is “Handwriting improvement center.” Two sub-activities will be undertaken. These are “Dry erase board handwriting improvement center” and “cursive writing handwriting improvement station.” The purpose of these two activities is to help the first graders make their handwriting more appealing. The activities target two NYS performance indicators. They are Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE); Disproportionality (NYSED, 2019).

The key reason for selecting these activities come from the well-documented research finding that handwriting is a crucial skill...

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