Inquiry Cycle Listing Menu

An Overview of Literacy Centers

Here are four keys to effective learning centers can transform center activity from busywork to meaningful learning tasks: 

  1. Create, model, and practice procedures
  2. Group with intention
  3. Provide meaningful tasks
  4. Assess the impact

This inquiry cycle starts with an opportunity to create shared agreement about what centers are, and then we will look at centers as part of a balanced ELA practice. Then we include a session on each one of these four components of effective centers.

Resources and Tools

Facilitator Guide


These tools were created as part of the Literacy Improvement in Rural Education through Collaboration (LIREC) project funded by the U.S. Department of Education