We love watching Carlene Bickford of Maine teach. In this video she introduces choice by sharing how she knows her students are ready for this exciting addition. They review independence, defining a quiet voice a being "for our own ears only" and remember the importance of getting started right away.
Three students needed a bit more scaffolding as they were checking in with their, choice, goal and strategy. Listen in as Heather provides this support. Guiding questions are included, which may give you a different purpose for viewing.
This series of three videos focuses on Check-in with Joan's Kindergarten class. Each video session reveals how very young students are able to make their Daily 5 choice. Reading goals and writing targets are emphasized for individual students.