In between each round of Daily 5 there is time for a focus lesson, brain break, check in and/or sharing. These short bursts of instruction allow for brain compatible learning as well as shifting student's attention, allowing them to go back into their next round of Daily 5 with renewed stamina.
Two things are accomplished in this video showing a transition between two rounds in Charlene Bickford's room. Students do some self reflection and share their reading and writing. You'll notice the brevity, efficiency and productivity of this lovely transition between rounds.
After watching the enthusiasm with which Carlene Bickford's students share at the end of Daily 5, Gail and Joan debrief with Carlene to find out more about how she plans and facilitates this important part of the literacy block.