LA 2.7 Consider Materials for Your MSDLAs--Center 4

Identiying Materials for Activity Centers


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Employ a variety of strategies, materials and resources in standards-based ESL and content instruction.

Assessment: 25 pts.

TA: 15  Minutes

Teachers will be able to design, create, and enact activity centers for their students. 

Students have participated in MSDLA centers in other courses in the endorsement and have read about designing activity centers. These centers will deepen their knowledge.


1. In your group, share the topic of your MSDLA unit (the major assignment) and ideas you have so far about contextualization. 

2. Use the Capturing Ideas for Your MSDLA worksheet to guide your discussion and make decisions about how to contextualize student learning. Work together to suggest ideas for the content each has chosen and the materials that may need to be collected for each center. 

3. Review each person's contextualization ideas for their centers and make further suggestions.  

4. Take notes on the suggestions you received as a starting point for determining what your five centers will be and also for determining how to contextualize for all students in your class.

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