Stations were set up at each table in the room. Each station contained books and information posters. I had chosen internet resources and posted them on our class wiki so students could easily find information.
Station topics were: habitat, preditors, lunch, vocabulary, life cycle, physical characteristics, types of amphibians, and favorite amphibian. Students traveled through stations at their own pace.
I am lucky enough to have a fabulous classroom volunteer. She is a retired librarian and so was perfect at the content vocabulary station showing students how to use the table of contents and the index to find information to define content vocabulary.
We were all working so hard that when I thought to look at the clock an hour and 15 minutes had passed. I stopped the class and said, "Oh my gosh, does anyone need a restroom or drink break. I completely forgot to give you a break!" Some did take a break, the rest just went back to work.