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Moving into Math Stations, K-2 Moving into Math Stations, K-2
Building on the enormous success of her book Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K–2, Debbie Diller brings the world of math stations to life in this DVD, showing viewers how they too can effectively incorporate math stations into their instruction, enhancing students' conceptual understanding and skills.

Math Work Stations Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K-2
If you've ever questioned how to make math stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. This book extends Debbie Diller's best-selling work on literacy work stations and classroom design to the field of mathematics. In Math Work Stations you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. This book details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year. There's even a chapter devoted solely to organizing and using math manipulatives.

Rhyming Kit Really Good Rhyming Kit™
This kit, created by Debbie Diller exclusively for Really Good Stuff, will help you teach struggling students how to hear and produce rhyming words. Place 6 of the large, colorful photo cards, which act as target rhymes, into the foam pocket cube. Let students roll the cube and pair the target rhyme that comes up with some of the rhyming Learning Deck Cards. For more practice, they can use the 6 teacher-directed, 2-sided activity cards for fun activities that encourage rhyming. There is also a sturdy, laminated folder to keep track of students progress and a 6-page Really Good Stuff Teaching Guide written by Debbie Diller.

Math Work Stations Management Kit Math Work Station Management Kit: Grades Pre-K - K
Exclusively designed by Debbie Diller to accompany her new book Math Work Stations, this simple system helps you manage which student goes where for math work stations so you can focus on small-group instruction or observation. This grade-level kit includes a double-sided pocket chart, nameplates with space for a student photo, cards to identify the station at which students will be working, Meet with Me cards so students know when to get together for small group work, and signs for you to label station areas around the classroom. Teachers who have multiple math classes can use both sides of the chart by purchasing another set of nameplates, cards, and signs (Math Work Station Management Cards, available online). Separate kits are also available to label and organize your math manipulatives for easy use at work math work stations.

Letter Identification Kit Magnetic Letter Identification and Sorting Kit
The Magnetic Letter Identification and Sorting Kit is designed to help struggling students identify and form letters. Instant letter recognition is one of the best predictors of reading success.

Beyond the Names Chart Beyond the Names Chart: Using Children's Names for Word Study.
K-2 teachers will love these easy-to-use suggestions for displaying and teaching with children's names all year long. This book has many ideas for helping children study words (learn phonics and spelling) in a connected way through shared and guided reading and writing, using the most powerful piece of text of all - the child's name! Valuable reproducible resources, such as names poems, names books, and independent names centers ideas are provided. Special features include tips for teaching with names from other languages and notes for 2nd grade teachers to extend names work.

Flexible Small Groups Reading Folder KitFlexible Small Groups Reading Folder Kit Flexible Small Groups Reading Folder Kit
I designed the Flexible Small Groups Reading Folder to help teachers develop a simple system for keeping track of the students in each small reading group. This folder allows you to easily manage your small groups by simply moving the student name cards from the slot in one group to another. Using it will also remind you of the focus for each small group with the reading level and focus cards provided. The folder is based upon my reading continuum from my book, Making the Most of Small Groups. Reading levels included are Fountas and Pinnell, DRA, and grade level equivalent.

Think Small DVD Think Small! Engaging Our Youngest Readers in Small Groups. If you want to see small reading groups in action early in the year in kindergarten and first grade, this DVD is for you! Filmed in a Title I school , you'll see Debbie work with bilingual teachers, Estella Perez and Maria Diaz-Albertini to choose books, plan lessons, organize, and teach small groups for reading in their classrooms. Debbie works with different groups of students on English oral language, rhyming, reading, and writing. You'll see whole group lessons that connect to small group, a tour of the kindergarten small group teaching area, and tips for helping students work independently. This video was a delight to create, and you'll find it a welcome companion to Debbie's book, "Making the Most of Small Groups."

Emergent Literacy Work Station Task Cards Literacy Work Station Task Cards: Emergent And Fluent Levels
The newly reprinted Literacy Work Station Task Cards are finally here and are part of my Debbie Diller Design line at Really Good Stuff! Included are task cards for 8 different work stations written for emergent and fluent readers: Big Book, Buddy Reading, Classroom Library, Drama, Listening, Poetry, Word Study, and Writing.

Fluent Literacy Work Station Task Cards
Each work station set of cards includes 7 meaningful, developmentally appropriate tasks for that level. Full-color illustrations add visual cues to ensure success. Each task is translated into Spanish on the reverse side. Includes 8 sets of 7 task cards plus 1 title card each, written for 2 different levels, and printed on laminated cardstock; hole-punched, with O-rings included. The task card sets are sold separately (emergent OR fluent levels) as well as in a complete set for emergent and fluent.
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Spaces & Places Book Spaces & Places: Designing Classrooms for Literacy This book works in tandem with Debbie’s other books from Stenhouse Publishers as it shows how to build the physical foundation or structure for quality instruction. In it, you’ll find over 300 full-color photos of PreK-5th grade classrooms for inspiration and direction in setting up your classroom. Through pictures and text, this unique visual reference answers tough questions about space that educators ask, such as:
  • What do I really need in my classroom and what’s the best way to set it up?
  • How does my physical classroom impact student learning?
  • How can I find the space I need to teach more effectively?
  • What can I get rid of and how?
  • Where do I put all my stuff?

Spotlight on Small Groups DVD - Spotlight on Small Groups
See small groups in action. Debbie teaches two different reading groups in this DVD—one with a vocabulary focus using nonfiction and the other with a focus on inference in a fiction book. Use with Making the Most of Small Groups for a professional study group. For grades 2-5.

Fluency Rubric DVD - Fluency Rubric
In this video, Debbie explains fluency to a group of 3rd grade bilingual students and models how to use a fluency rubric so they can self-assess on a 4-step scale. For grades 2-5.

Making the Most of Small Groups Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation For All. This book by Debbie focuses on small group reading instruction and how to get more power from your lessons. It is structured around the five reading components-- comprehension, fluency, phonemic awarenes, phonics, and vocabulary-- and provides practical tips , sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction. You will love the ideas on organizing your time and resources and will appreciate the "research at a glance" and questions for using this resource in a book study.

Making the Most of Small Groups See literacy work stations in action in real classrooms in upper grades in this DVD series. Stepping Up with Literacy Stations: Design and Instruction in Grades 3-6 provides teachers in third grade and up a way to tap into the energy and excitement of this innovative management and learning system. This DVD takes viewers into diverse third and fifth grade classrooms, where Debbie Diller coaches and guides children and their teachers through the process of designing and implementing stations.

Literacy Work Stations Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work. This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? Debbie Diller offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.

Launching Literary Stations Launching Literacy Stations: Mini-Lessons for Managing and Sustaining Independent Work K-3. Literacy work stations are being embraced in many elementary schools as a way to ensure students of all ages are completing thoughtful, challenging tasks while their teachers meet with small groups of students. Debbie Diller, author of the book Literacy Work Stations, takes you into two primary classrooms to demonstrate how to create a thriving stations program.

Practice With Purpose Practice With Purpose: Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6. In her book, Debbie shows teachers of grades three-to-six how to structure their classrooms so that all students can be successful doing meaningful independent work using literacy work stations. Practice with Purpose offers guidance on establishing routines for independent reading and response writing, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to set up and manage a variety of hands-on literacy work stations appropriate for intermediate students.

  Books and DVD's by Debbie Diller
  Math Work Stations Think Small DVD & Guide Spaces and Places Book Spotlight on Small Groups DVD Fluency Rubric DVD
  Stepping Up With Literary Stations DVD Literacy Work Stations Book Making the Most of Small Groups Book Launching Literary Stations DVD Practice With Purpose Book