Are you overwhelmed by the idea of finding, making, and running literacy centers or math centers in your classroom? Centers don't have to be complicated--you can learn how to create and manage learning centers quickly and easily. This item is a 13 page PDF excerpted from my eBook, "The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable."
In just this single chapter (13 pages!), you'll learn:
-How to decide if centers are the best use of your time (and your students' time) by weighing the advantages and drawbacks
-Discover activities other than centers that students can do during reading group rotations
-Create a reading group rotation that makes teaching easier for you and more meaningful for your students
-Ensure that centers are serving your intended purpose and moving students toward learning goals
-Learn how centers can be used at different times during the school day (not just during your literacy block)
-Explore how mixed-ability center groups can help you differentiate for students' individual needs
-Design a system for students to take centers back to their seats or use them in designated areas around the room
-Choose useful learning center materials and organize them well
-Create an easy system for determining who goes to each center at each time
-Determine how to assess center work and figure out if students are using their time wisely
-Introduce center routines and procedures to the class so that centers run smoothly
Other chapters from "The Cornerstone" book are available for free on TpT:
You can also purchase the entire book (500 pages of resources!).
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