Thus far, our class has discussed why it's important to be a strong reader. We've discussed building our reading stamina, making ourselves strong readers and trying to get better every day! We graph our stamina every day, and on last Thursday, we made it all the way to 15 minutes! You should have heard the students cheer when we filled in that graph! :)
|This graph is from Wednesday. Sadly it doesn't have our 15 minutes on Thursday.|
We also have started choosing good places to read in our classroom, remembering to sit where we won't talk and find a comfortable place to read the whole time. They are doing a fabulous job building their stamina and making great choices on finding a good spot to read! I am excited to see how we continue to grow as readers!
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But I will say I am a bit nervous about the Daily 5 despite my success up to this point. My teammates all are doing "traditional" literacy stations and seat work. I am determined to do the Daily 5 but I'm struggling with how to fit in our "seat work" which is usually handwriting pages and sight word sheets. I also am having a hard time fitting "theme" stuff in to the schedule. So if anyone has any advice on how to make it all work together, I would appreciate the tips!