Daily 5


Reflecting

Simple Kinesthetic Motions to Support CAFE Goals and Strategies

Take a look into Beth Lawson's second grade classroom where she is using simple, kinesthetic motions to support her young learners. 

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Keeping Track of Books Read

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The once widely used practice of having students record book titles and the number of pages or minutes they've read has changed. 

 

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ASCD 2014–Wonderful Websites

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Gail continued her conference learning by checking out many of the websites that were recommended by various presenters. She decided that these were just too great not to share!

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ASCD 2014–Reflections and Realizations

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Allison learned so much, it made her head hurt. Here are her favorite conference thoughts.

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ASCD 2014–Highlights, Frights, and Sound Bites

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Lori shares her conference favorites in three categories.

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Why Do You Think That?

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Helping children formulate evidence and reasoning in their thinking.

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Making Time for Literary Conversations

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These conversations are so important, they are a Common Core Standard for every grade level. We find one of the best ways to facilitate these deep and meaningful discussions is through read alouds.

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Daily 5 and Accountability

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Melanie Penner wrote to us with this wonderful idea for metacognitive reflection with her students. With her permission, we are sharing it with you! I just wanted to share a new idea that I am trying in my classroom. We call it our Daily 5 New Applications -- our DNA's.

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Checking In After a Round in Kindergerten

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Even our youngest students can evaluate their performance after a round of Daily 5. In this video, Tessa has her kindergarten students reflect on their independence based on a 4-point rating system.

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Sisters on the Spot–Increasing Accountability with a Diverse Group of Students

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Gail and Joan offer tips to help raise the accountability for students who are new to our classes, or perhaps even new to our country.

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Reading and Writing Goals Aren't Just for Students

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Reflective teachers continuously refine and revise their craft. In this conversation, Katie shares her next steps and personal teaching goals.

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Our Historical Overview of Reading Instruction

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This article gives you a glimpse into our professional journey and evolution as teachers.

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Reflecting and Planning the Next Steps with Foundation Lessons

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Good teachers are in a continual state of reflection. In this video, Katie, a second year teacher, reflects on her first year of teaching with Daily 5 and CAFE with third graders and what she wants to tweak after her experience, especially since she has moved to first grade.

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Sharing and Reflecting on Work–Between Rotations

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In this video, 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.

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Launching Read to Self and CAFE

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In this two-part video, Beth and Joan talk together about how Daily 5 and CAFE are going the first week and a half of school.  

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Assessing What Students Know about Daily 5 and CAFE

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Whenever you decide to do this lesson, at the beginning of the year, mid-year or even at the end, you'll find it is a great way to get kids thinking about what they know about Daily 5, CAFE, and gives you a wonderful way to tap into their schema.

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How Long Does It Take to Build the Habits of Daily 5?

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Building stamina and the habits of independent reading.

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Building Reading Stamina, Part 2 of 2

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Danielle French checks in with her Kindergarten students as they reflect on their reading stamina.

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Whole Class Independent Work

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What does a classroom really look like when all of the components of Daily 5 are up and running?

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Reflecting on Our Classroom Environments

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The look and feel of our classrooms has evolved considerably as we've learned about the best ways to build stamina and independence in our students.

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Reflection on Using CAFE Menu Strategies with 1st Grade Teacher

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Is the CAFE Menu a good instructional tool for first grade students?  Listen in as we debrief about the subject with Kelly, a first grade teacher. 

 

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