Daily 5


Launching Lessons

Watch and Reflect, Review and Restart Read to Self

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The recalibration of behaviors happens throughout the year.

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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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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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Should an Entire Class Read to Self at the Same Time?

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Free-choice of what to read, when to read, and where to sit builds behaviors needed for lifelong skill of independent reading.

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Create Your Own Book Box and Advance Schoolwide Reading

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Give your students a glimpse into your reading life by building and sharing the contents of your book box. Get one or more colleagues on board and see what happens!

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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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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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Quick Start Guide 1—Read to Self

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Read to Self is the first of the Daily 5 choices to be launched because it is the foundation for developing independent readers and writers. 

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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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The Difference Between Read to Self and SSR

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There is one main similarity and one main difference between Read to Self and traditional Sustained Silent Reading.

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Starting Daily 5 Mid-Year

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It's never too late to start Daily 5.  So, jump in!

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Looping–Insights on Daily 5 in the Second Year With a Class

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In this video Gail chats with Cindy about looping from second to third grade. Cindy has some interesting insights for her Daily 5 Block.

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Sisters on The Spot–Meaningful Work for Students

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Kristen Pitnick puts us on the spot by asking a question regarding materials, assignments, and busy work. Let's listen in.

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Increase Stamina with Cozy Comfort

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This idea brings cozy comfort that may lead to greater stamina!

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Introducing the Daily 5 Choices

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We introduce the Daily 5 choices differently now than we did many years ago.  

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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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How to Care for Books Lesson

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This lesson will help everyone learn to handle books with respect, and know what to do when they find a damaged book.  

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Choices Within Read to Self

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This tub provides another option for students who want to Read to Self.

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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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Building Reading Stamina, Part 1 of 2

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In this first of a two part series, Danielle French from Waterville, Maine reflects with her Kindergarteners on their previous reading stamina.

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Kindergarten Reflections–Week 1

Article

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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Focus on Retelling From One Morning DVD

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This retell lesson was the first instructional focus of the day in Courtney Tomfohr's classroom.

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Sisters on the Spot–Daily 5 With Our Youngest Students

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The Sisters discuss how to work with kindergarten and first-grade students during Daily 5.

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