Daily 5


Launching Lessons

Non-Negotiables: A Principal’s Strive for Daily 5

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The power of establishing a list of requirements is that it can be flexible.

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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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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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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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Advice for Beginners

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If you are new to Daily 5, CAFE, or Math Daily 3, here are some thoughts from our team to help you get started.

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10 Steps to Independent Transitions

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Gain instruction time by reducing the length of transitions throughout the day. The 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence can make this happen.

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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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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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Sisters on the Spot–Starting the Year

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Sisters on the spot talking about staring a new year.

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Launching Daily 5 With An Experienced Class

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While the launch looks very similar, teachers with experienced students will discover a few differences.

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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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Integrated Launch of Daily 5 and CAFE

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Here is what we do in our own classrooms when launching Daily 5 and CAFE together. 

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Building a Foundation with Daily 5

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Without the core foundations, Daily 5 behaviors will not sustain. Remembering these foundational elements as Daily 5 is launched will ensure success for all.

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Sisters on the Spot–Differentiating the Daily 5 Choices

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Listen is as we explain the choices we offer more experienced readers.

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Daily 5 Anchor Charts

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This support sheet of sorts helps us remember the information that must end up on I-Charts to ensure success.

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New to Teaching, New to the School

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Gail sits down to chat with Mary, who is new to teaching, new to the school, and pretty new to Daily 5 and CAFE.

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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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Do Students Get Bored?

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We believe the predictable structure of the Daily 5 produces the right environment for tremendous learning and growth to occur, whether students are embarking on it for the first time, or for the fifth year in a row.

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Calmly Signal Transitions with Chimes

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Chimes are a calm and lovely way to signal transitions throughout the day. 

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Launching Brief—Read to Self

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This launching brief will help you implement a smooth and successful launch of Read to Self.

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Launching Brief—Word Work

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Refer to this chart to help ensure a smooth and successful Word Work launch. 

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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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