Daily 5


Barometer Children/Bumpy Behaviors

Barometer Children can develop independence and stamina, they just need additional scaffolding and supports.  Bumpy Behaviors prior to holidays and after vacations are common.  We'll address those in this section as well.  

Barometer children

Behavior Form for the Conferring Notebook

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Conferring goal setting forms for behavior capitalize on using the same structure and language as the academic forms to support students. These are kept in the paper/pen conferring notebook. 

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No More "I was going to say that!"

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This one simple motion helps everyone feel seen and heard. 

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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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Fair is Not Always Equal

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Help your students understand the meaning of fairness with this simple activity.

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Strategies for Redirecting Barometer Behaviors

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How can we identify, support, nurture, and help reshape barometer behaviors in a knowledgeable way?

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Communicating Behavior Expectations Year-Round

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The 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence come in handy all year long when we are teaching and refining procedures and routines.

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Boredom Busters

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Ever wondered why the same 5 Daily 5 tasks don't get boring?  Read this. 

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Analyzing and Adjusting for Behavioral Success, Part 3

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Are behavioral issues continuing beyond launching Daily 5? Here is the third installment addressing the final thing we analyze and adjust for success. 

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Analyzing and Adjusting for Behavioral Success, Part 2

Are behavioral issues continuing beyond launching Daily 5? Here is the second installment addressing four things we analyze and adjust for success. 

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Analyzing and Adjusting for Behavioral Success, Part 1

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Are behavior issues continuing beyond launching Daily 5? Here is the first of four things we analyze and adjust for success. 

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Abandoned Books and Lack of Engagement: What to Do?

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This tried-and-true strategy may work for you if you have a student who continually abandons books. 

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Three Steps to Take When Behaviors Are Far from Perfect

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When behaviors slip during Daily 5, here is the three-step process we go through to problem solve and get students back on track. 

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Keeping Track of Young Students Early in the Year

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Ever worry about misplacing a child in the first days of school? This clever idea will help alleviate those fears. 

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Teaching and Succeeding with Challenging Children

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It is a privilege to teach children with behavior challenges, but we need strategies to help ensure our success, and theirs.  

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Staying Out of the Way—Refining Step 8

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We've made a subtle change when launching Daily 5 and Math Daily 3 that has been highly successful in supporting barometer students as well as helping teachers get in the important habit of conferring with students. 

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No More "I'm Done"

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If you frequently hear the words "I'm done" during Daily 5, these tips will help increase class stamina during Daily 5.

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Daily 5 Boot Camp

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A weeklong Daily 5 Boot Camp will help get behaviors and procedures back on track after a long vacation.

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Open Letter from a Barometer Student

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If a barometer child were to write an open letter to us, it might sound something like this.

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Sisters on the Spot–I'm Done

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Cynthia asks The Sisters, "What do I do about the dreaded words, 'I'm done' when the round isn't over yet?"

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How Do Daily 5 and CAFE Work With Special Education Students?

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Our experience has shown they are a great match with all types of general ed students, as well as our special needs students. Here's why. 

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Raising Accountability for Reading Behavior

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This video features Pam Pogson, a sixth-grade teacher, helping Connor plan to stay more focused while reading. 

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Redefining Expectations when Stamina and Behaviors Slip

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What happens when stamina and motivation wane during the school year?  Check out what Rachel Andres does to get kids back on track. 

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Bumpy Behaviors After a Break

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When we keep expectations high and communicate them clearly, the class soon returns to the happy hum of purposeful work that we know and love.

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Helping Readers Develop Focus During Read to Self

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Checklists can be used to help the students who are having trouble focusing during Read to Self

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Muscle Memory and Building Stamina

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September 20, 2013                 

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