Visualize setting up your classroom with a clear line for movement from one station to the next. Make sure students will be able to follow a circle. Next, set up your computer center, as much of this process is dependent upon the location of plugs, drops, etc. Once the computer center is established, if possible, place the reading center in the opposite corner across the room because the computers will have some instructional noise and may disturb the students’ independent reading. Finally, now that you have two of the points established, look at placing your small group at the top of the triangle and make sure your position is where you will be able to observe both the computer and reading centers from small-group.
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