This video shows how you can use literacy centers to the max (like the title says). It gives real-world examples along with strategy suggestions and ideas behind making the most of the classroom literacy center.
I feel it’s always helpful to actually see how these ideas play out in the real world. This video does just that. It may not feature detailed instructions, but it shows how these centers work in the real-world. This is ideal for knowing what to expect when you start implementing the literacy center in your own classroom.
This plan is so detailed. I really enjoyed the way in which it connects standards, resources, and the actual instructional plan. It gives the theory to practice connection for using literacy centers in the early elementary classroom – which is extremely helpful in deciding why, and how to set it up.
What struck me about this piece is that way that it begins – discussing that there is a need for different types of literacy centers, depending on how the students learn. The organization strategies and specific ideas are helpful on their own, but add in implementation ideas and assessments, and it makes the article even more useful.
I love that this resource starts out with a definition and the importance of literacy centers. It sets up a framework for the rest of the reading! Instead of just saying what to put in your center, I found the characteristics of effective literacy centers to be helpful when it comes to learning about what you really need (and why).