Carolyn
Bakula
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Battle Ground, WA
United States
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Carolyn Bakula created forum topic Reasons To Go For It on 06/21/19

I have been teaching 2nd grade and using the Daily 5 routines and CAFE strategies in my classroom for some time, but not exactly as "The Sisters" intended. I was one of the many teachers I see in my building that were practicing the Daily 5 routines but not right along with CAFE. Meaning,...

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Carolyn Bakula commented on Turn and Talk-How to choose a partner on 09/30/18

Hi Jana, I have this book and was wondering what page you found the turn and talk example on.

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Carolyn Bakula commented on Turn and Talk-How to choose a partner on 09/29/18

Thanks Suzanne, I will try this next week:)

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Carolyn Bakula commented on Turn and Talk-How to choose a partner on 09/29/18

I'm looking for ways to teach turn and talk too and I have that book. Thanks for the tip! I love this site.

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Carolyn Bakula commented on Are Your Writing Strategies Displayed? on 08/15/18

I use Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Primary Writing for my writing workshop. I launch her first unit, small moments focusing on personal narratives. I do not introduce work on writing as part of my daily 5 until our writing workshop is in full swing. I allow for one hour 3 times a week...

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Carolyn Bakula commented on Working with Wonders First Grade Curriculum and Daily 5 on 07/30/18

My school district also uses Wonders for their reading program. I use the "key" book story as a whole group focusing on vocabulary. My students use the "lock" book during read to someone where they practice check for understanding. I use my daily read-a-loud and mini lessons during literacy to...

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Carolyn Bakula created forum topic Purchasing the Online Version of the CCPensieve on 07/18/18

I am seriously considering purchasing the online version of the ccpensieve. I have read the discussions and it sounds like a really great way to manage the Daily 5 and more. My concern is the posts were from a couple of years ago, so I am wondering what is currently going on. Has the interest ...

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Carolyn Bakula commented on Reading A to Z prepared materials on 12/31/17

Thanks for your comments and for the information on books. Our school is Title I, so I will definitely check out your suggestions.

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Carolyn Bakula commented on Reading A to Z prepared materials on 12/29/17

I started using the A to Z books this year to supplement my classroom library. Unfortunately, our school does not have a book room. Their fictional stories are lacking in many ways, but I found their non-fiction to be pretty good. I do appreciate their extensive book list for each level and it...

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