Daily 5


Kindergarten

Kindergarten Quandaries

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Here are links to a nine-part series that provides a glimpse into what Daily 5 looks like in a kindergarten classroom.  

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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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CAFE in Kindergarten

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The Emergent CAFE Menu helps primary teachers use the CAFE system successfully with brand-new readers. 

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 9

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When introducing Read to Someone in kindergarten, we advise you to take your time, keep focus lessons brief, and start with the foundation lessons.

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 8

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Kindergartners love Listen to Reading, and since independence and stamina for two or more Daily 5 choices is already established, this launch usually goes smoothly. 

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 7

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Word Work in kindergarten is fun because the children love manipulating letters to make words. 

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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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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 5

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After the foundation lessons are secure in kindergarten, we start with the 10 Steps to Independence and the creation of the Work on Writing I-chart.

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 3

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Week 3 is where the launch of Daily 5 in kindergarten blends nicely with the launch of Daily 5 in other grade levels. We follow the 10 Steps to Independence and build stamina to become better readers.

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 4

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We teach these lessons during the days of building Read to Self stamina so students are prepared when it is time to introduce Work on Writing.

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 2

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To best prepare students for the launch of Read to Self in kindergarten, we spend the first week focused on what it means to be independent. Then, during Week 2, we introduce good-fit books and the Three Ways to Read a Book. 

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 1

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This article will help get Daily 5 up and running successfully with your youngest students.

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Book Boxes for Kindergarten and Beginning, Non-traditional Readers

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Good-Fit Books, Stay in One Spot, Read the Whole Time . . . It all sounds great, but what about kids who are just starting to read the words? This article shows you how we manage these students' book boxes and books. 

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Writing Revision in Kindergarten

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Teachers who work with our youngest learners are worth their weight in gold. Pat Watson supports her kindergarten students with revision and editing, making these writing tasks seem like a natural and authentic part of every writer's process.

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3 Kindergarten Writers Share

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Three students share after a Daily 5 writing round.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a quick brain break before diving into the next focus lesson. 

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Narrowing the Teaching Focus

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Young writers have so many things to think about as they get their ideas on paper. You'll enjoy seeing an example of this truth as you watch this conference.

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Common Core Alignment–Kindergarten Emergent CAFE Menu

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We've matched this menu with the Common Core kindergarten standards.

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Checking In–Kindergarten

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A room of 5 year olds is filled with charm, but never quiet. Tess has this group check in with their choice of either work on writing or read to self.

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Kindergarten Reflections–Weeks 4 and 5

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Trish Prentice records her reflections on teaching Daily 5 during the first weeks of school, and lets us in on the adventure.  

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Kindergarten Reflections–Week 3

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Trish Prentice records her reflections on teaching Daily 5 during the first weeks of school, and lets us in on the adventure.  

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Kindergarten Reflections–Week 2

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Trish Prentice records her reflections on teaching Daily 5 during the first weeks of school, and lets us in on the adventure.  

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Kindergarten Reflections–Week 1

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Trish Prentice records her reflections on teaching Daily 5 during the first weeks of school, and lets us in on the adventure.  

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How do I fit it all into a half-day kindergarten?

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Here's how half-day kindergarten teachers can make the most of their short time with students. 

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