Daily 5


Launching Lessons

Making a Good-Fit Choice

Article

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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Launch Daily 5 and CAFE Routines in 15 Days

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Guidance for establishing Daily 5 and CAFE, including demonstration videos. Gets you into the routine for completing launch of all activities and strategies at the pace that fits your class.

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Providing Instead of Brainstorming Behaviors

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This video is a painful example of a less-than-stellar lesson, but reflecting on it helped us refine the 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence. 

 
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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 Listen to Reading by Modeling the Behaviors

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Students demonstrate a correct and an incorrect model. 

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Quick Start Guide 5—Listen to Reading and Sharing

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Listen to Reading provides pronunciation and expression models that can come only from hearing fluent and expressive examples. It is beneficial to our young readers and our reluctant and struggling older readers, and a great benefit to our English language learners. 

Sharing is an important part of our day. We use sharing to teach, learn, and celebrate. 

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Jump-Start Your Learning About the Daily 5

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Whether you are just learning about Daily 5 or wanting to review some of the basics, this page is sure to help.

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Launching Listen to Reading

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Fifth-grade students begin the launch of Listen to Reading by creating the I-chart for behaviors of independence.  

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What About Handwriting?

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Even in our high-tech society, we still believe handwriting matters. 

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Three Tips for Managing Listen to Reading

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This video demonstrates launching Listen to Reading in the classroom.

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Sisters On the Spot–Sound It Out

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Children who only rely on Sound It Out as an accuracy strategy don't grow as fast as children who have a bevy of strategies to rely on. Joan offers an idea for this potential problem.

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Reflecting on the Launch of Word Work and Listen to Reading

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Janet and Daniel chat with Joan and Gail about the launch of Word Work and Listen to Reading in Daniel's Kindergarten Classroom.

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Sisters on the Spot–Managing Listen to Reading When the Book Selection is Short

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Martha joined us for a workshop and had a burning question about how to manage Listen to Reading.

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Launching Brief—Listen To Reading

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This chart serves as a handy reference so the Listen to Reading launch is smooth and successful. 

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