Vygotsky modeled phonics center. This center is all about hands-on discovery, hand-made materials, team work, and critical thinking.
This center will require some work and set-up - but once it's up and running - the teacher:
1) selects the sound (teacher controls rate and flow)
2) monitors teams (checks for understanding)
3) meets with teams (scaffolding)
4) final assessment of student made materials
Discovery Books are the anchor to the system. The books contain the 44 English language sounds, common spellings, and an example word AND additional sounds and spellings. ( 209 pages in all )
Discovery centers supports alphabetical order practice and early research skills.
You control the rate and level of instruction based on student level.
-Discovery Books (206 pages)
-Visual example Centers
-Posters and materials
-Directions for each Center
*Materials are basic school supplies*