This chapter outlines the first steps of launching the Daily 5 in your classroom. You will introduce each behavior, one at a time; and build on each to create a strong foundation.
They always have you start with students gathered on the floor. The first lesson is about the 3 ways to read a book. I love this!! This takes into account, whatever stage of reading development; any student can be successful in a sustained reading time.
1) Read and talk about the pictures
2) Read the words
3) Retell a previously read book
It's initially taught in 2 lessons. The first day starts with them helping you read a book by talking in detail about the pictures. Next, ask them to listen to what's different as you read the story.
*Whether you read the words or pictures, or both together; you should be:
TALKING TO YOURSELF
MAKING MEANING....your brain is very busy!
The second day is about reflection and making an "I-chart" depicting what reading to self sounds like, looks like, etc. My favorite part....modeling. After much discussion, you have a student model the right way to read to himself; pointing out each behavior in the I-chart. Next, have one of the "more active" students model the wrong way to read to yourself--pointing out why each behavior isn't appropriate. Can't wait to try this! This is a chart I found over @ flipping for first...
Start out small, 3 minute practice, come back to the floor REFLECT. This is great, because being Reflective is one of our IB behaviors...I love the cross-curricular connection! Try one more 3 minute practice, reflect. The next days simply have the goal of building stamina, one minute at a time, per day. You should be practicing the same timed behavior 3-4 times a day; always stopping to reflect between each practice. The end goal is to create students who have the stamina to read 30-45 minutes uninterrupted. WOW!
So that's it in a nutshell. I really think the starting small and building will help grow confident and successful readers. Happy Reading!
|we can totally use this as a graphic reminder of all the stamina we're building!!|
All the super cute graphics came from Nicole @Flipping for First Grade