Daily 5


Choice

A Powerful Voice for Choice in the Classroom

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If you need motivation to add choice, read on.

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Making a Good-Fit Choice

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Learning how to choose Good-fit books carries over to learning how to choose a good-fit spot and a good-fit partner.

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The Power of Choice as a Classroom Management Tool

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Students learn to own their behavior and become independent problem solvers.

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8 Ideas for Keeping Reading Motivation High

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These eight ideas will help keep interest high until the last bell of the school year rings.

 
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Trust Is Essential

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Trust has many benefits, and there are specific things we can do to build it in our classrooms. 

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Supporting Students with Staying in One Spot During Daily 5

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Before students can be independent with Daily 5, they must be able to stay in one spot. Here are some suggestions for success. 

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Student-Managed or Teacher-Managed Check In?

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Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a method for checking in during Daily 5. 

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 6

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It is exciting that we can trust even kindergartners with the responsibility of choice.  

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Meet the Demands for Wide Reading With This Common Sense Approach

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"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." This approach broadens reading horizons, honors choice and factors in good-fit books. Here are a few ways to expand students' reading repertoires in the sports zone.

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Raising Accountability When Students Check In

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Once Daily 5 is up and running smoothly, we raise the level of accountability and focus by having students articulate their reading goal and strategy when they check in with their Daily 5 choice. Here's how.

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The Power of Choice

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Dr. Jane Bluestein is another believer in the power of choice. Here are a few key points from her presentation, The Win-Win Classroom: Strategies for Building Responsibility, Cooperation, and Self-Management in a Compassionate School Climate

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Checking In and Dismissing Students by Their Daily 5 Choices

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We love that Cindy has refined the Check In procedure to best meet the needs of her third grade class. It is a great reminder that we are the experts, and should always feel free to do what is best for the children in our care.

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Choosing Between Read to Self and Work on Writing

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Choice is synonymous with independence. This video shows the very first day of introducing choice during Daily 5.

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Is it okay if my older students move from Read to Self to Read to Someone during a round of Daily 5?

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The answer is usually no, but there are always exceptions.  

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Introducing Choice of The Daily 5 Tasks

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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.

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Introducing Choice between Read to Self and Work on Writing

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We used to introduce choice after all the Daily 5 components were up an running. Now we do it as soon as Read to Self and Work on Writing are underway. Watch how easy it is!

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Checking In With Kindergarteners–A Three Video Series

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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.

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Adding Writing as a Choice to Daily 5

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Listen in to the reflections Carlene Bickford shares of the incorporation of writing as a choice during check-in.

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Giving Children Choice

Tip of the Week

February 6, 2009

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Keeping Track of Daily 5 Choices

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The reason for choice of the Daily 5 tasks is explained and a tool is given to keep track.

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