LA 2.5 Activity Center Planning Web--Center 2

Beginning My Work on MSDLAs


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 can prepare MSDLAs often in their instruction of ELs and all students, creating opportunities for interaction and improving learning outcomes. 

Students have participated in MSDLA centers in other courses in the endorsement and have read about designing activity centers. The now begin filling out theActivity Center Planning Web to begin making MSDLAs for their students.


1. Use this link to the Activity Center Planning Web, and work with each other to understand each part of it by discussing what goes in each part.

2. Consider the topic and standard you are thinking of for your MSDLAs. Share with your group.

3. Read the directions for filling out each center on the center left side of the form. Discuss the information that belongs on each of the lines for each center. Then note the opening activity and closing activity at the top and bottom of the web. Discuss what you could do to introduce your centers and to close your centers.

4. Use whatever time is left after you discuss these items together to begin filling in your web--in pencil.

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