This graph helps inspire stamina building during the launching phases of Read to Self and Work on Writing. Growth becomes very clear, helping students develop a sense of purpose and urgency as they work to develop strong behaviors of independence and longer stamina.
We add to the graph with each stamina building session during the launch of Read to Self. We will use another chart to track stamina for Work on Writing. And if needed, we introduce another one after introducing choice between Read to Self and Work on Writing. Once Daily 5 is up and running, and students are routinely maintaining desired minutes of stamina, we let this routine fade away.