Recently I’ve had a few people interested in how I manage my reading group rotation and literacy centers. This is the chart that I use in my classroom. I got the idea from a teacher at our school (Cindy) and I love it! I have used it for 2 years, and it is the best that I have tried. I’m going to try to explain it the best that I can. If you have any questions just let me know.
When I am doing my reading groups, I have the class divided into 3 groups of 6 or 7 students each. The wheel shows the 3 groups and how they rotate. I have one group of 6 at their seats doing independent practice activities. I have another group of 6 students with me at the reading group table. The remaining 6 students are at a literacy center. I only have one student in a center to cut down on noise and play. Some teachers like to have a pair in a center, so you could have only 3 centers. The blue pocket chart shows my 6 centers: