Saturday, April 18, 2009

Listening Center

Listening centers are wonderful for beginning readers and ELL students. However, keeping everything organized can be difficult. Try this tip. I use long planters intended for window boxes as a listening center.

Students put the tape player on one end of the planter and prop the books up on the other. When it is time to use the center, students get a pillow or a blanket to put on the floor and then they get started.
I don't like to mess around with headphones. I teach the students to keep the volume low. Now I have need and usable listening centers.
Quick Note: During Independent work time only one student is allowed in each center, but at free play time I allow 3 students in each center.