A very good friend who also teaches 2nd grade did the Daily 5 this past year--the right way. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around she was loving it! I was already bored and stressed out over my reading block. So...I vow to stick with the Daily 5 unless my principal tells me I need to be doing something different. I'm hoping that not doing so much prep and grading for my reading block is going to relax me, therefore I will enjoy my ELAR as much as my Math & Science. Even if I only get through 2 rounds some days and 5 rounds others, that still gives me time to meet with those students that need that extra time with the teacher.
1. Those of you have Daily 5 for more than one year, do you need to tweak it any year to year--depending on your class, or does it work the same every year and everyone eventually learns the behaviors?
2. What do you do with the students who are struggling readers and writers, and out-loud thinkers?
I'm interested to read whatcha think.
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