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Check In

Choice—Keeping Track Sheets

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A check-in sheet will help you honor and keep track of student choices.

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Student-Managed or Teacher-Managed Check In?

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Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a method for checking in during Daily 5. 

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Smooth Check-In—CCPensieve

This check-in process provides choice, maintains a high level of accountability, and enables us to easily keep track of it all.  

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After Check-In, Smooth Release

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Directly after check-in comes the process of releasing students smoothly and efficiently to their Daily 5 choices.

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Smooth Check-In

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This check-in process provides choice, maintains a high level of accountability, and enables us to easily keep track of it all.  

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Raising Accountability When Students Check In

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Once Daily 5 is up and running smoothly, we raise the level of accountability by having students articulate their reading goal and strategy when they check in with their choice. Here's how.

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Checking In and Choice: The Research

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We love efficiency and expediency. The check-in sheet provides both, while giving students what they love; choice.

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End of Round Routines—Self-Assessment and Sharing

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Witness how little time it takes to self-reflect on behaviors of independence and provide sharing time. 

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Before Students Check In

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Once children check-in with their independent Daily 5 choice, we try very hard not to pull them away from their choice for a small group.  Here's how that works.

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Check In With Choices, Goals, and Strategies

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Students checking in for Daily 5 tie in CAFE by stating their goal and strategy.

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Checking In and Dismissing Students by Their Daily 5 Choices

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We love that Cindy has refined the Check In procedure to best meet the needs of her third grade class. It is a great reminder that we are the experts, and should always feel free to do what is best for the children in our care.

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Reviewing CAFE Strategies Throughout the Year

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Pam Pogson shows us an effective review of CAFE strategies and how students check in, all within seven minutes.

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Checking In After a Round in Kindergerten

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Even our youngest students can evaluate their performance after a round of Daily 5. In this video, Tessa has her kindergarten students reflect on their independence based on a 4-point rating system.

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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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Personalized Clipboards for Check-In

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The only thing we love more than a beautiful Pensieve is a beautiful clipboard for checking in with student choices. 

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Introducing Choice between Read to Self and Work on Writing

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We used to introduce choice after all the Daily 5 components were up an running. Now we do it as soon as Read to Self and Work on Writing are underway. Watch how easy it is!

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Group Check-In, More than a Thumbs Up

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There is an extra bonus in this video that we really want you to hear. We debrief this check in with Carlene who then talks about how she's refined our thumbs up/thumbs to the side, self-reflection.

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When Students Struggle with Check-In and Goal Setting

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Three students needed a bit more scaffolding as they were checking in with their, choice, goal and strategy. Listen in as Heather provides this support. Guiding questions are included, which may give you a different purpose for viewing.

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Checking In With Kindergarteners–A Three Video Series

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This series of three videos focuses on Check-in with Joan's Kindergarten class. Each video session reveals how very young students are able to make their Daily 5 choice. Reading goals and writing targets are emphasized for individual students.

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Checking In with 1–2–3–4 After Each Round of Daily 5

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Teaching children to reflect on their behaviors of Daily 5 with a kinesthetic movement starts them on the path toward goal setting.

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Limiting the Number of Students at Word Work and Listen to Reading

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You might want to try this technique during check-in if you have a limited amount of materials for Word Work and Listen to Reading.

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Adding a Goal and Strategy at Check-In

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Here's how we move students from checking in with just their Daily 5 choice to layering on their goals and strategies.  

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