Today we are sharing out about Chapter 4 in our Daily 5 bookstudy. The hosts for this week are
Chapter 4 takes you through the steps to Launch the Daily 5 routine in your class. It is a process that takes time and practice. The sisters outline what should take place and even give you an outline as to how to present the lessons.
Read The Words
Read The Pictures
Retell A Book You Have Already Read
The final one I had never thought to teach the students, but they do this on their own all the time. I read daily to my students and after every book I read they all want to read it themselves. This is such a great way for them to review the book and gets them to read a story they might not have chosen on their own.
By making an anchor chart of these ways to read it keeps your students, especially your reluctant learners on task. Stop by Laura's blog for a great freebie on this;)
After discussing these different ways and modeling for the students, it's time to start a new Anchor Chart
Why do we read to ourselves? What does it look like? What is the teacher doing?
I like that they remind you to add "READ THE WHOLE TIME"
The students really enjoy modeling the behaviors of correct Read To Self behavior and incorrect behavior. I didn't realize I had such great actors in my class when we did this activity! Even my perfect students had to giggle at the outlandish behavior that we should never see during reading time.
Basically you continue the same lesson and keep building stamina. Reviewing the charts and modeling behavior is the key. This year I felt that I just didn't do enough practice and stamina building. I think my kids did great, but it was already the end of the year when I began implementing. I am happy to be able to start right away this year.
The sisters give you a basic outline of what your first few lesson should look like. I am a visual learner and made a little planning guide to help me remember what I need to cover and review. You can click on the picture to grab this in Google Docs.
Next week we begin Chapter 5-Read To Someone and Listening To Reading
Our hosts will be Mechelle from Barrow's Hodgepodge, Kelli from Castle and Crayons, and Melissa from Dilly Dabbles.
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