Who are the gifted/talented students? What can they do during center rotation?

What is the difference between gifted students and advanced students?

What can we do for these students?

Learning Centers Provide Students With Opportunities To Reinforce What Has Been Taught, Extend Core Content To New Areas Of Interest, And/Or Enhance Previously Learned Information With Independent Study.

Learning centers serve as one instructional strategy that can aid teachers in their quest to meet the demands of the 21st Century education and prepare students for thinking and knowing in a 21st Century society.

The seminal research on learning centers supports their use as a viable means of targeting the individual differences (academic, social, developmental, and behavioral) of students within the regular classroom.

A learning center is meant to function as an additional “teacher” or resource that can support and bolster the mandatory curriculum. Learning centers provide students with opportunities to reinforce what has been taught, extend core content to new areas of interest, and/or enhance previously learned information with independent study.

They can be used as part of a rotational system where students can work independently or in small groups on tasks related to the core content lessons.

Students can self-select tasks within the learning center or can be assigned specific areas within the center to focus on.

Learning centers can vary in shape, size, duration, and implementation.

Other Ideas

Write new endings to stories, cartoons and books

Alphabet book on a topic of interest

Write and illustrate a book.

Write a picture book with no words

Read a Poem and write a Poem with same rhyme Pattern

they could paint or draw a sketch that was related to the lesson plan for that lecture.

let them do additional research about a topic that interests them.

Writing songs to review the material that they have learned

Put the main character into a different story that you’ve read. How might the character have reacted to these different circumstances?

Computer Programs-KHAN Academy

Logic Elimination Puzzles

Canvas Tier 1 Shares

A writing center, stocked with different types of paper, model fiction or nonfiction pieces, story starters, grammar tip sheets, word lists, and editing pencils

A book box on a table filled with reading materials about a particular subject or theme, or organized by author or genre

An art cart with materials and instruction for making mobiles, dioramas, cartoon strips, crayon rubbings, and friendship cards — all tied to the curriculum

A math path, where students find math games, activities, and manipulatives stored in a large box

A comfy seat in a quiet corner designated for independent reading

Adapted from Learning to Teach...Not Just for Beginners: The Essential Guide for All Teachers by Linda Shalaway.

Share your Ideas


Created with images by stevepb - "books student study" • ParentRap - "crayons crayola coloring" • sophiea - "school"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.