Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Daily Five - Chapter Seven
When I do Daily Five choice, I use the check-in method suggested by the sisters. I find that it helps focus students on their choice and it lets me know very quickly what they should be doing during Daily Five. I also like the check-in model because it allows me to be sure that the students are doing all of the Daily Five. I've found that even at the end of the year I have to remind some students what they've already chosen and what they have left to choose.
For those of you who haven't read The Cafe, I strongly suggest that you delve right in! The ideas have helped me to be a more focused and thoughtful reading teacher. I am also a member of the sisters website and have read lots of valuable information there. They send out an email every week with tons of good information. Even if you choose not to join their site, you can still get the email. (There will be some sections of the email that you won't have access to without joining.)
Good Luck to everyone who is starting or continuing the Daily Five this year! It's been so fun to share ideas with all of you. Thanks to Mel D from Suesstastic Classroom Inspirations and Nicole from Teaching with Style! for setting up this bookstudy. Today's host is Corinna at Surfin' Through Second. Be sure to check her blog for the linky!