K-1 Student Center Activities The Florida Center for Reading Research Florida State University www.fcrr.org August 8-11, 2005 Just Read, Florida! K-12 Coaches Conference
Objective for Today • To learn about Kindergarten and First Grade Student Center Activities and Professional Development created at FCRR for Florida’s Reading First Schools.
Reading First School Site Visits • Classroom Observations • Student Data • Interviews • Teachers • Reading Coaches • Principals
Determination: student center activites
Reading FirstFour Pillars of an effective reading program: • Instructional Programs and Aligned Materials • Valid and Reliable Assessments • High Quality Professional Development • Dynamic Instructional Leadership
Materials • Activity Plans and Activity Masters • Phonological Awareness & Phonics (Book 1) • Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension (Book 2) • Teacher Resource Guide (Book 3) • Video on a DVD
Who will receive materials? When? • Every RF RC (Books 1-3 & DVD) today at the Coaches conference. • Every RF kindergarten and first grade teacher (Books 1-3) in early Fall, 2005. • Materials will be delivered to the Reading First contact at the District Office. The Reading First contact will distribute the materials to the schools.
Expectations • Not mandatory • A free resource • Also available on FCRR’s website: www.fcrr.org • Developed for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teachers • 2nd and 3rd Grade Student Center Activities are under development
Role of the Coach • If the K-1 Student Center Activities are going to be used, it is expected that the Reading Coach will provide professional development to the teachers using the Teacher Resource Guide and the DVD.
Florida’s Formula 5 + 3 + ii + iii
Teacher Resource Guide • The Five Components of Reading Instruction • Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Reading Centers • Implementing and Managing Student Centers in the Classroom • Interpretation and Implementation of Activity Plans • Crosswalk • Glossary
The Five Components of Reading Instruction (p. 1-7) • For each of the 5 components of reading: • Definition • Goal • How it relates to the K-1 Activity Plans • (sequence of instruction)
FAQ’s Concerning Reading Centers (p. 8-11) • What is differentiated instruction? • What is a Reading Center? • How are these reading center activities different from the centers of the past? • Why are these Reading Centers and not Literacy Centers? • Can other, more traditional centers be used? • What are examples of Reading Centers and Activities? VIDEO for questions 1 and 2 5:10-10:14
Implementing and Managing Student Centers in the Classroom (p. 12-33) • Form Flexible Groups Based on Assessment • Identify Appropriate Center Activities Based on Assessment • Design Center Management System • Implement a Behavior Management System • Give Explicit Center Directions • Organize the Classroom • Manage Transitions • Establish Accountability
Interpretation and Implementation of Activity Plans (p. 34-45) • Activity Plans • Used by the teacher to plan and teach an activity • Sequenced in order of difficulty within each component • Activity Masters • Used by the students • May need to be copied • Can be laminated and stored for future use • Student Sheets • Used by students (consumable) • Need to be copied for each student
Interpretation and Implementation of Activity Plans Student icon Component Subcomponent Activity Name Activity Number Objective Materials Activity Master Activity Statement Activity Steps Extensions and Adaptations Demonstration Area
Presenters Lynn Givens Georgia Jordan Jeannie Keaton Marcia Kosanovich-Grek Teresa Logan Sarah Stafford Mary Vansciver Michelle Wahl Connie Weinstein
K-1 Development Team at FCRR Marcia Kosanovich-Grek, Ph.D. Jeannie Keaton, Ed.S. Teresa Logan, B.A. Kelly Magill, M.S. Sarah Stafford, Ed.S. Curriculum Review Team at FCRR Georgia Jordan, M.S. Lila Rissman, M.S. Mary Van Sciver, M.S. Michelle Wahl, M.S.
Acknowledgements Just Read Florida! Office at the Florida Department of Education Mary Laura Openshaw, M.A. Miranda Free, Ph.D. Technical Projects Group at FCRR Karl Hook, M.S. Pete Lenkway, Ph.D. Kristopher Bice, B.F.A. Danny Brooke, B.S. Ryan Ziglar, B.S. FCRR Senior Staff Joseph Torgesen, Ph.D. Jack R. Brown, M.S.B.A., M.A., M.M.A. Marcia Kosanovich-Grek, Ph.D. Pat Howard, Ph.D. Karl Hook, M.S. Steve Nettles, M.S. Tricia Curran, Ph.D.
Contact Information Florida Center for Reading Research www.fcrr.org Dr. Marcia Kosanovich-Grek email@example.com