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.
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?
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Logic Elimination Puzzles
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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.
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