ERIC Number: ED465182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Designing Learning Centers with Literacy Materials To Develop Literacy in Early Childhood.
At the beginning of the school year, a teacher observed that most of her second grade students were reading below grade level. This was a great concern to her. As soon as she found out that she had to do a research paper, she focused on her students' reading levels. She came up with the idea of putting literacy materials in all the centers to help to develop her students' interest in reading. The teacher rearranged the classroom and clearly marked each of the five centers in the room. She selected the literacy materials for each center and placed them there. After a few weeks, she observed changes in the students' behavior. They would try to finish their assignments on time so that they could work with the materials in the centers. There was also a positive change in their class conduct also. The students became very protective of the materials in the centers and took on leadership roles. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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