In order for your
literacy centers to run smoothly, it is important that you are
well organized and that your students understand the
procedures that are involved in working in the centers.
Center Management System: There are many ways
to manage your centers and your students so that they know
which centers to go to.
management chart is very easy
to make using index cards and cut-outs. When students
rotate, all you have to do is move the white index cards.
(Click to see larger image.)
This teacher used small
center pictures to show groups which centers they will go to
for that day. Below, you will find center signs (large
and small) that I created for the teachers I work with.
There are other management
systems that teachers use. The following pictures are
other examples how center management boards found in the
school I currently work in. Click on each picture to view
The large signs are used to
label the center area. The small signs are used on the
center management board/chart so students know what centers
they are assigned to that day.
Center Folders: Students should have a folder or
binder dedicated just to center work. This helps keep
the students and your centers neat and organized.