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Student Center Activities

Frequently Asked Questions about the K-5 Student Center Activities developed by the Florida Center for Reading Research

Can I purchase the Student Center Activities books?
What materials are included?
Can I download a copy of the professional development DVD?
How can I receive a copy of the K-1 Student Center Activities?
How can I receive a copy of the 2-3 Student Center Activities?
How can I receive a copy of the 4-5 Student Center Activities?

Q. Can I purchase the Student Center Activities books?
A. They are not available for purchase. You can print the activities from this website free of charge, or, if you are at a Florida school that has grades, K-5, you can borrow a set of the materials from your reading coach or another teacher and make a copy.

Q. What materials are included?
A. The Student Center Activities were created over a three year period. Student Center Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade were published in 2005, Second and Third Grade were published in 2006, and Fourth and Fifth Grade were published in 2007. The activities are formatted in the following manner.

Kindergarten and First Grade Student Center Activities (three books and one DVD)

  1. Book 1: Phonological Awareness and Phonics Student Center Activities
  2. Book 2: Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension Student Center Activities
  3. Book 3: Teacher Resource Guide (accompanied by a Professional Development DVD)

Second and Third Grade Student Center Activities (three books and one DVD)

  1. Book 1: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Student Center Activities
  2. Book 2: Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension Student Center Activities
  3. Book 3: Teacher Resource Guide (accompanied by a Professional Development DVD)

Fourth and Fifth Grade Student Center Activities (three books and one DVD)

  1. Book 1: Advanced Phonics and Fluency Student Center Activities
  2. Book 2: Vocabulary and Comprehension Student Center Activities
  3. Book 3: Teacher Resource Guide (accompanied by a Professional Development DVD)

Q. Can I download a copy of the professional development DVD?
A. Anyone can download the professional development DVD by going to one of the following sites and following the directions found there:

  1. K-1 DVD
  2. 2-3 DVD
  3. 4-5 DVD

Q. How can I receive a copy of the K-1 Student Center Activities?
A. Student Center Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade were distributed in the following manner:

  1. Florida Reading First Coaches received all three books and the professional development DVD at the Coaches Academy in 2005.
  2. Florida Reading First Kindergarten, First Grade, and ESE teachers each received the three books in the fall of 2005. The Reading Coach at each school was asked to share the professional development DVD with these teachers.
  3. Florida Non-Reading First School Districts received one set of the books and one professional development DVD in late fall, 2005. The district determined how they would distribute the materials.
  4. Florida Non-Reading First Schools received sets of the books and the professional development DVD in the fall of 2007.
  5. Anyone can download the activities and view the content of the K-1 professional development DVD by going to the Grades K-1 Student Activities Center page.

Q. How can I receive a copy of the 2-3 Student Center Activities?
A. Student Center Activities for Second and Third Grade were distributed in the following manner:

  1. Florida Reading First Coaches received the three books and the professional development DVD in the fall of 2006.
  2. Florida Reading First Second and Third Grade, and ESE teachers each received the three books in the fall of 2006. The Reading Coach at each school was asked to share the professional development DVD with the teachers.
  3. Florida Non-Reading First School Districts received one set of the books and one DVD in late fall, 2006. The district determined how to distribute the materials.
  4. Florida Non-Reading First Schools received sets of the books and professional development DVDs in the fall of 2007.
  5. Anyone can download the activities and view the content of the 2-3 professional development DVD by going to the Grades 2-3 Student Activities Center page.

Q. How can I receive a copy of the 4-5 Student Center Activities?
A. Student Center Activities for Fourth and Fifth Grade were distributed in the following manner:

  1. Each Florida School that has grades 4 and 5 received the three books and professional development DVD in the fall of 2007.
  2. Anyone can download the books and view the content of the 4-5 professional development DVD by going to the Grades 4-5 Student Center Activities page.