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10 Practical Suggestions for Challenging Behaviors (ARTICLE)
Janice Such
Janice Such offers some practical advice for dealing with children who bring challenging behaviors to school with them. . . . More...
The Spring-Break Slide (DOWNLOAD)
Suzanne Rea
Students who read at home during vacation breaks will continue to make gains. Here is a letter you can send home to encourage parents to make time for reading a part of their family vacation plans. . . . More...
What about Interruptions During Daily 5 (ARTICLE)
Suzanne Rea
Here are a couple great ideas to help deal with pesky interruptions to Daily 5. . . . More...
Behavior Challenges—Simple Solutions (ARTICLE)
Janice Such, an instructional coach and reading specialist in Elgin, Ilinois, reminds us of simple solutions for bumpy Daily 5 behaviors. . . . More...
February Writing Calendar (DOWNLOAD)
We know the power of choice. It's why we teach ch . . . More...
A Conferring Transition Words Treasure Hunt (ARTICLE)
Lori Sabo
This great idea from Emily Chapin will work with any grade level to bring additional focus and purpose to conferring with student writers. . . . More...
Checking In (ARTICLE/PDF/Word)
by Allison Behne
We love efficiency and expediency. The check-in sheet provides both, while giving students what they love....choice. . . . More...
Reading 20 Minutes Daily = Tremendous Benefits (DOWNLOAD)
Lori Sabo
This poster provides a powerful image for students regarding the benefits of reading just 20 minutes a night. . . . More...
Writing Ideas Calendar (ARTICLE/PDF)
by Allison Behne
Allison Behne is all about choice, but choosing not to write is never an option. She has come a way to support students who get truly stuck once in awhile. . . . More...
Building a Foundation with Daily 5 (ARTICLE)
by Allison Behne
Remembering these foundational elements as Daily 5 is launched will ensure success for all. . . . More...
Leadership Support: Suggestion #2, The Gift of Time! (ARTICLE)
by Allison Behne
Allison Behne provides administrators with two ways instructional leaders can support the teachers who are implementing Daily 5 in their classrooms. . . . More...
Daily 5 Book Study (DOWNLOAD)
Guide your thinking while reading The Daily 5 Book. . . . More...
Daily 5—Parent Letter (DOWNLOAD)
Revised and updated 10/2013 . . . More...
Spanish Ready Reference Guide - Back Up and Reread (PDF)
Here is the Ready Reference Guide translated into Spanish for the Comprehension Strategy of Back up and Reread. . . . More...
Daily 5 at Home, on Weekends, and During the Summer? (ARTICLE)
A first year teacher recently asked us what she should be doing to wrap up the year with Daily 5. We said, "Do Daily 5 all the way up to and including the last day of school!" One fabulous part of Daily 5 is that children can and will remain engaged in Daily 5, even when every other aspect of the year's end seems to be unravelling or wrapping up. . . . More...
Shave and a Haircut (ARTICLE)
Trish Prentice
Trish Prentice shares her favorite attention getting signal and a few of her other management strategies. . . . More...
An Audience of One (ARTICLE)
Trish Prentice
Trish Prentice is an extraordinary kindergarten teacher, so when she has something to share, our ears perk up instantly. In this article, she shares some tips that make sharing time in her room successful. . . . More...
Reading Partnerships: Groups of Three (ARTICLE)
by Kristin Ackerman
Kristin Ackerman continues her reflections on partnerships, describing how she encourages productivity among a necessary trio. . . . More...
Improving Reading Partnerships (ARTICLE)
by Kristin Ackerman
Kristin continues her series on raising the level of conversation and accountability among partnerships in her class. . . . More...
Reading Partnerships (ARTICLE)
by Kristin Ackerman
Kristin Ackerman shares how videotaping her students partnerships helped raise the level of meaningful and purposeful conversation. . . . More...
5-4-3-2-1 Let's Begin
Primary teachers, Trish has some encouraging words about launching Daily 5 that might be just what you need to hear. . . . More...
Parent Letter- Value of Using The Pictures (PDF)
Trish is a wonderful kindergarten teacher who uses friendly letters to inform and teach her families about the learning happening at school. In this note, she informs families that it is completely appropriate for their sons and daughters to use the pictures to support their reading. Adults do it all the time! . . . More...
Getting Each Student's Voice in the Discussion, Part 1 of 2 (VIDEO and DOWNLOAD)
Creating a safe and nurturing environment where everyone's voice is heard can be fostered a variety of ways. "Listen and Talk" is one of those. . . . More...
Capturing Teaching Growth: A Whole School Activity
Tim Phares is the principal of Town Meadow Elementary in Indiana. He shared an activity that culminated their school year last year, but it would work just as well as a beginning of the year activity. . . . More...
Daily 5 Signs with Picture Clues (DOWNLOAD)
I like to have the Daily 5 choices up in my room for students to refer to when they check in. Since our district is extremely diverse (there are 11 different home languages represented in my classroom alone), I realized that picture clues would really help support my young learners, especially those new to English. I'm happy to share them with you in case you'd like to do the same. Lori . . . More...
Partner Reading and the Basal (ARTICLE and PDF)
Mandatory use of a basal can present a conundrum for teachers committed to the Daily 5 and CAFE. We love how Allison Behne has managed to provide excellent instruction while still honoring her district's expectations. . . . More...
Daily 5 and CAFE-The Launch - Part 1 (ARTICLE)
A Note from Gail and Joan: We are hoping to alleviate the concerns teachers have about how to combine Daily 5 and CAFE simultaneously. We hope it is just in time to help you think through the launch of your school year. . . . More...
Miraculous Journey (DOWNLOAD)
Our favorite read aloud becomes an end of the year gift, and a letter with the same theme for parents celebrates the miraculous journey of first grade. . . . More...
End of Year Student Gift - Wordle! (DIRECTIONS)
Briana Nesheim's second grade team at Victoria Elementary in Minnesota shared with us a project her colleagues do for an end of year gift using the Wordle website we featured. Check this amazing idea out: . . . More...
A Literacy Celebration
It just doesn't seem right to let the year come to an end without a celebration of our literacy accomplishments. I feel like shouting from the roof of the school that my students are brilliant, caring, fun and full of the knowledge it takes to be competent readers and writers! . . . More...
Tired of "I Can't Find My Pencil!" (ARTICLE AND PHOTOS)
Here is an invention students can do that keeps their writing tool with their journal. A must see! . . . More...
Words, Words, Words by Trish Prentice
Rethinking your system for how and when you collect interesting words may help turn your students into Word Wizards. Trish shares six ideas. . . . More...
The Perfect Plants
by Trish Prentice I'm willing to try new idea . . . More...
Engaging Advanced Readers with Book Chats (ARTICLE)
by Jen McDonough I get asked a lot by te . . . More...
Positive Recognition for Barometer Children—Filling Their Banks
revised and updated 10/13 . . . More...
Home Reading Program (ARTICLE)
We continue to search for ways to partner with our parents and students to ensure homework is meaningful activity. Trish Prentice is sharing with us her homework program she uses with families. . . . More...
Colleague Connections
Just because we're 1,000 miles apart doesn . . . More...
Confessions of a Kindergarten Teacher - Week Four and Five (DOWNLOAD)
In this last article, Trish reflects . . . More...
Parent Letter Explaining Daily 5 Translated into Spanish
We recently had the pleasure of meeti . . . More...
Introducing Daily 5- Parent Letter (PDF)
Written by Allison Behne
Research shows that children do bette . . . More...
Daily 5 Check In with SMART Boards (DOWNLOAD)
Do you already have a Smartboard? Are you lucky enough to have one coming to you? Here are some ideas for using the board when students are checking in. . . . More...
FAQ - How can I adapt I-PICK for older students?
This is a great question, and our friend Lynn Sene . . . More...
Visual Cue Support for Barometer Students (ARTICLE)
updated 10/13 . . . More...
Daily 5 Color Icons with Borders Part II of III
By now you know that we love to have choices! Tha . . . More...
Daily 5 Color Icons Part I of III
There have been times that we wanted to add clear . . . More...
Daily 5™ - Emergent Readers Choosing Good Fit Books
I've noticed lately that my Kindergartners have no . . . More...
Good-Fit Books—Parent Letter (PDF)
revised and updated 10/13 . . . More...
Daily 5™ - Listen and Talk Part One (VIDEO and DOWNLOAD)
Creating a safe and nurturing environment where ev . . . More...
Daily 5™ - Collection - Good Fit Books
This Daily 5™ Collection for Good Fit Books . . . More...
CAFE - Combining Daily 5 and CAFE (DOWNLOAD)
This download gives you a visual look at the first . . . More...
Reading Partners-Getting Started (Download)
If you have students participate in reading groups . . . More...
FAQ - I'm frustrated with the Listen to Reading tapes and CDs in my classroom. Do you have any suggestions?
We had the joy of meeting Kari Butcher, Cami Ashle . . . More...
Research and the Daily 5 (PDF)
"Is The Daily 5 a research-based syst . . . More...
Good Fit Book - Bookmark (PDF)
We want our students to be able to independently s . . . More...
Picking Good Fit Books (PDF)
Below you will find an article explaining how we introduce choosing Good Fit Books with our students as well as a pdf of the I PICK form for you to use in your classrooms. . . . More...
Daily 5™ - Listen to Reading Websites (WEBSITE)
Joan was on her way to confer with a student when . . . More...
What Sets Daily 5 Apart for Students (PDF)
Daily 5 is more than just five task . . . More...
FAQ: Could I see a sample of your schedule? (PDF)
A: We know that every classro . . . More...
Keeping Track of Daily 5 Choices (Word)
Children love knowing what will hap . . . More...
How much time for building stamina? (PDF)
One question that frequently arises . . . More...
Quick Start Guide #6 - Launching Listen to Reading and Sharing (DOWNLOAD)
Featuring: Launching Listen to Read . . . More...
Substitute Plans (Word/Excel)
So many teachers love Daily 5™ . . . More...
Quick Start Guide #5 - Launching Word Work (DOWNLOAD)
Featuring: Launching Word Work Down . . . More...
Daily 5™ - An Organizational Tool (VIDEO and DOWNLOAD)
Natalie came from a school with a very structured . . . More...
Daily 5™ - Quick Start Guide #4 - Launching Read To Someone (D0WNLOAD)
Featuring: Launching Read to . . . More...
Daily 5™ - Quick Start Guide #3 Work on Writing (DOWNLOAD)
This is the third in the series of Quick St . . . More...
Five Levels of Support for Barometer Children (PDF)
updated 10/13 . . . More...
Daily 5™ - Quick Start Guide #2 Read To Self Part II (DOWNLOAD)
This is the second in the series of Quick Start Gu . . . More...
Daily 5™ - Three Ways to Read a Book (ARTICLE)
We find this to be a foundational lesson before we . . . More...
First 5 Days of Preteaching Daily 5 Skills (PDF)
This Download is a visual represent . . . More...
Graphing Stamina (PDF)
We know from experience that making . . . More...
Design - A Fresh Way to Organize... Classroom Libraries
When we set up our classrooms each fall, one of th . . . More...
Launching Read to Self (PDF)
Do you ever wish you had the Cliff . . . More...
I Pick A Good Fit Book (PDF)
What were you looking for the last . . . More...
Tasks - Creating a Sense of Urgency (PDF)
When we are committed to trying som . . . More...
10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence (PDF)
This download is a staple for our D . . . More...
Launching Listen To Reading (PDF)
Listen to Reading is typically the . . . More...
Launching Word Work (PDF)
Each of the Daily Five™ has a . . . More...
Launching Read to Someone (PDF)
Start teaching the many behaviors of . . . More...
Launching Work on Writing (DOWNLOAD)
The first day we introduce one of . . . More...
How do I fit it all into a half day Kindergarten? (PDF)
As a half day Kindergarten teacher, . . . More...
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