Literacy is an essential element in a primary classroom. Literacy centers can be used to have students work independently in an engaging and interactive environment. Thus, freeing up time for the teacher to work with small groups with a more intentional purpose. Research shows that providing guided instruction is best practice for all learners, however, educators can find many challenges with using this strategy. This study is significant to change the way educators view language arts and the most efficient way to teach. Results presented show that this method is paramount to reaching all learners and allowing the teacher to focus on student needs. Teachers are no longer teaching to one standard student. They are able to instruct students with a specific objective, while others are applying or assisting others with skills at an independent level. Participants in this study unanimously agreed that children could use this approach to obtain authentic experiences in reading and writing.
|Commitee:||Kana, Erik, Pedersen, Holly|
|School:||Minot State University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Dakota|
|Source:||MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Elementary education, Curriculum development|
|Keywords:||Centers, Daily five, Guided reading, Literacy, Small group instruction|
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