I thought I’d share some of my favorite playlist and station activities for 2020-21; I’m not including all of my Word documents with the tickets the kids received, but I will embed a few to give you ideas. Stickers and stamps were the visual cues and crucial to helping students stay on track. I also try to make sure I have 1-2 “easy” activities, 2 “medium” difficulty activities, and 1-2 learning activities that are more complex and involve time and higher level thinking. While many of the learning activities are technology enhanced, I also like building in analog activities that involve a hard copy learning experience and/or interaction with me and/or other students.
Informational Text and Author’s Purpose: Late November/Early December 2020
Stations to Support Learners in an Informational Writing Unit: February 2021
I have a wide range of ability levels in my classes, so differnetiating and providing enrichment and acceleration opporutnities plus “work at your pace” stations/plyalists are essential. This unit provided students opportunties to work on their informational essays while keeping other skills for the month of February fresh and sharp:
Stations to Support Learners as We Finished an Argumentative Writing Unit: March 2021
Many students co-wrote their argumentative essays while others chose to compose independently. Again, these stations supported enrichment and acceleration as students completed their essay tasks.
My Favorite “Early Finishers/Enrichment” Choice Boards
All templates come from Abby Gross of Write on with Miss G; you just purchase and then customize your stations and choice boards however you wish! I tend to use hard copy tickets (stickers and stamps) and/or Google Forms with these activities instead of the station slide provided at the end, but you can go with whatever works for you and your students!