Daily 5


10 Steps to Independence

Supporting Students with Staying in One Spot During Daily 5

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Before students can be independent with Daily 5, they must be able to stay in one spot. Here are some suggestions for success. 

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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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Purposeful Work

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We are intentional when we provide students with a purpose for learning, because it helps them understand why, and that leads them to view the task as important and worthy of time and effort. 

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Launching Read to Self–Correct/Incorrect Model

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There are times we think of forgoing the correct and incorrect modeling portion of the 10 Steps to Independence when launching any of the Daily 5.  Here is why we don't. 

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Launching Daily 5—The Six Most Important things to Remember

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Here are six things to keep in mind when launching Daily 5. 

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Sharing Behaviors of Independence with Parents

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Here is an idea for helping parents reinforce behaviors of independence at home.  

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5-4-3-2-1 Let's Begin

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Primary teachers, Trish has some encouraging words about launching Daily 5 that might be just what you need to hear.

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Revisiting and Adding Behaviors to the I-Chart

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Would you like to see what day two looks like when launching Read to Self? Join this fourth grade class as they revisit and revise their I-chart together.

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Launching Read to Self–Step 8, Stay Out of the Way

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If we truly want to help our students become independent, then we have to adhere to step 8, which is Stay Out of the Way. Here's why...

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Staying Out of the Way

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There is a general rule we follow that lets us know when we can begin working with students during a round of Daily 5 instead of staying out of the way.

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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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10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence

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This download is a staple for our Daily 5 presentations and for teachers new to launching the Daily 5. These 10 steps are what set Daily 5 apart from other instructional models and systems. 

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