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Freckle Implementation Ideas

Using Freckle in Stations

Stations can be a terrific way to supplement core instruction, or to do strategic intervention. Freckle's powerful differentiation tool can be your catalyst for effective, differentiated stations in general and intervention classrooms.

Math Stations to Supplement Core Instruction or for Strategic Intervention

Choose your focus area.

  • This could be a domain, a power standard, or another lesson from your curriculum.
  • Use Freckle benchmarks or another diagnostic like Star to identify an area of need for the class. Alternatively, use our "Performance by Standard" or "Class Grouping" reports to identify an area of need.

Deliver and assess a mini-lesson for review using Freckle.

  • Search Freckle's Standards page to find a quick video reference for a mini-lesson, or a fully-prepped, student-centered IBL to re-introduce a concept.
  • Use our Targeted Practice 3-question Exit Ticket to get a quick sense of student understanding.

Identify your student groups using Freckle data.

  • The "Class Grouping Report" gives a range of same-skill or different-skill groupings; the "Performance by Standard Report" gives you three buckets of students for every standard.
  • Alternatively, base your groups from a quick Freckle formative assessment like an Exit Ticket, given right after your direct instruction.

Initiate your stations and rotate them every 10–15 minutes.

  • Independent Practice Station: Students complete adaptive practice in the relevant domain; if focusing on a standard, have students practice in the domain. Alternatively, use foundational tools like Number Basics or Fact Practice.
  • Reteaching Station: Use the model questions from our Standards Page, or a commonly missed question on one of a previous assignment, to demonstrate effective problem-solving for students in your focus area.
  • Conceptual Station: Use an IBL, Constructed Response, an Adaptive Printable, or other manipulative project to engage students' higher order thinking skills in your focus area.

Reading Stations to Supplement Core Instruction or Strategic Intervention

Choose your focus area.

  • This could be a domain, a power standard, or another lesson from your curriculum.
  • Use Freckle benchmarks or another diagnostic like Star to identify an area of need for the class. Alternatively, use Freckle's "Performance by Standard" or "Class Grouping" reports to identify an area of need.

Deliver and assess a mini-lesson for review using Freckle.

  • Search Freckle's Standards page to find a quick video reference for a mini-lesson.
  • Use an article from our Article Library that assesses the reading skill you're most interested in targeting.

Make your student groups using Freckle data.

  • The "Class Grouping Report" gives a range of same-skill or different-skill groupings; the "Performance by Standard Report" gives you three buckets of students for every standard.
  • Alternatively, base your groups from a quick Freckle formative assessment like an Exit Ticket, given right after your direct instruction.

Initiate your stations and rotate them every 10–15 minutes.

Here are some ideas:

  • Independent Practice Station: Students complete an adaptive article in the relevant reading skill area. Alternatively, use foundational tools like Sight Words or Decodables to augment their reading skills.
  • Reteaching Station: Use the model questions from our Standards Page, or a commonly missed question on one of a previous assignment, to demonstrate effective problem-solving for students in your focus area.
  • Discussion Station: Form a discussion station from a question in the article, or around another common question addressed by the article.

ELA Skills Stations to Supplement Core Instruction or Strategic Intervention

Choose your focus area.

  • This could be a domain, a power standard, or another lesson from your curriculum.
  • Use Freckle benchmarks or another diagnostic like Star to identify an area of need for the class. Alternatively, use Freckle's "Performance by Standard" or "Class Grouping" reports to identify an area of need.

Deliver and assess a mini-lesson for review using Freckle.

  • Search Freckle's Standards page to find a quick video reference for a mini-lesson.
  • Use an ELA Skills Practice assignment directly from the Standards page that assesses the reading skill you're most interested in targeting.

Make your student groups using Freckle data.

  • The "Class Grouping Report" gives a range of same-skill or different-skill groupings; the "Performance by Standard Report" gives you three buckets of students for every standard.
  • Alternatively, base your groups from a quick Freckle formative assessment like the ELA Skills Practice assignment, given right after your direct instruction.

Initiate your stations and rotate them every 10–15 minutes.

  • Independent Practice Station: Students complete another ELA Skills Practice in the relevant skill area. Alternatively, use foundational tools like Sight Words or Decodables to augment their reading skills.
  • Reteaching Station: Use the model questions from our Standards page, or a commonly missed question on one of a previous assignment, to demonstrate effective problem-solving for students in your focus area.
  • Independent Reading: Assign an article for students that practice that same ELA skill, only now in a reading format.