ERIC Number: ED122224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
A Learning Center Handbook for Reading and Language Arts; Elementary-Secondary Teachers.
Burns, Versie G., Comp.
Materials contained in this booklet were developed to assist the teacher in a self-contained classroom to develop, organize, and utilize learning centers for reading and the language arts. Learning centers in a self-contained classroom are designated areas where students may go to work on a specific skill related to a new concept or a skill reinforcement. Centers allow group interaction and flexibility in skills grouping, freedom for the teacher to work with small skills or individuals, and also provide opportunities for students to move around and work with their peers in a variety of experiences. Self-selection, self-motivation, self-pacing, and self-correcting are desirous results which can come from a room with adequate learning centers. A procedures outline suggests guidelines for a teacher beginning to develop learning centers. Management suggestions are offered in the areas of room arrangement, scheduling, record keeping, organizing materials, support services, center standards, center tracking sheets, and evaluation. Sample center activities are described for kindergarten, primary, intermediate, and secondary students. A section of diagnostic/prescriptive teaching through the use of learning centers is provided. (MKM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Compton City Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I