Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2002

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Andrea Bowman

Second Committee Member

Luetta Monson

Third Committee Member

Carol L. Butterfield


The purpose of this project was to design classroom Literacy Centers incorporating the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements that promote emergent literacy skills in primary level children. Using Literacy Centers to enhance a child's ability to read, write, listen, and communicate is the focus of this project. The centers are intended to be a hands-on and authentic method of learning for young children. The review of relevant literature shows that this option provides positive experiences in a primary level classroom. Adaptable center plans are included as well as management and assessment suggestions.