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Observation Task 1: Differentiating Centers

Focus: Differentiating centers based activities in the early childhood classroom

Objective: To encourage student teachers to identify how classroom centers can be
differentiated to meet all student levels (Mastery, Developing and Emerging)

Procedure: Photograph and document the centers based activities implemented in
the setting during the course of the day and identify the learning outcomes the
activities met

Table 1: Differentiating Centers (Example)
Observed learning Centers
(include photo):

Description:

Resources:

International
Learning
Outcome:
(list only what
you consider to
be the primary
goals)

Differentiated Ability
Levels:

Mastery
The low
students only
read the word
and make a
words line
while the
medium group
the she put a
letters and
they chose the
picture and
make the
name of the
pictures and
the high have
the picture
and they write
the name

With a papers
with a words

Read and
recognize the
words for this
theme

Pictures
Letters
Marker
Paper with
picture

Write the word
of them
learn memorize
the words

They can memorize
and write the words
Developing
They can make a
word with the letters
and memorize the
theme words
Emerging

They can read the
words of the theme

Table 1: Differentiating Centers
Observed learning Centers
(include photo):

Role play area

Description:

Resources:

International
Learning
Outcome:
(list only what
you consider to
be the primary
goals)

The children's
can play in the
table because
there is no
area but
actually they
are happy
when they
playing

Cubs
Thinking game
Clay

Learning through
playing and
explore also to
develop their self
and be more
creative

Differentiated Ability
Levels:

Mastery
Explore what they
play
Developing
Learn by playing
Emerging
To play and learn by
visual

Reflections on Observation Task 1: Differentiating Centers
Read the questions below and write your answers
1. What are classroom learning centers?
There is no a lot of area but there is a role play area

2. What is the purpose of classroom learning centers?
To learn and develop their skills such as social

3. What is the role of the students while engaged during learning
centers?
To play with other and share the toys and when they finish they clean up and back
everything.

4. What is the role of the teacher as the students are engaged during
learning centers?
Let them explore and learn by playing

5. Do you feel it is important to offer tasks that are developmentally
appropriate for all student ability levels? Why / Why not?
Yes to the say how the students develop for fist year until now and to say he is
in which level and how to deal with him/her and how to develop them and
move them to another level