Station Teaching in Junior Classes


Author(s) : Dympna Daly
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Practical Tips for Your Classroom

  • Please note this book comes with 2 DVDs. For those that do not have a CD/DVD Drive, the videos are now accessible on the book’s Digital Companion Page.

Station Teaching occurs when a class is divided into four or five small groups of pupils and they receive intensive tuition at the four or five different Literacy Station with the help of Support Teachers focusing on New Reading, Familiar Reading, Phonics/Word Work, Writing and Oral Language.

Station Teaching in junior classes provides a practical guide for teachers and student teachers on the implementation of Station Teaching by offering:

  • Guidance for teachers on setting up Station Teaching in class including organisational issues, a list of useful resources and planning sheets.
  • Advice on literacy activities at the stations
  • Detailed instruction for teachers running station in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First classes.
  • The suggestion of Assessment Approaches
  • Feedback from Teachers, parents and pupils on the effectiveness of Station Teaching
  • Training DVD 1 – Presentation by Author on setting up Station Teaching in Junior Classes followed by one minute clip of each of the four literacy Stations in a Senior Infant Class
  • Training DVD 2 – Video Recording of a Station Teaching class in Senior Infants showing a full eight-minute at each of the four literacy Station – New Reading, Familiar Reading, Phonics and Writing

Author: Dympna Daly is principal of Our Lady of Mercy National School in Bantry in West Cork. She is a tutor with the National Induction Programme for Primary Teachers. She completed her PhD in education in UCC in 2015 and this book s a direct outcome of her research.

Editors: Ann Daly is a class teacher in Scoil Mhuire primary school in Ballincollig, Cork. Siobhán O’Regan is a class teacher in Our Lady of Mercy National School in Bantry, Co. Cork.

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