Chapter 7- Putting It All Together/Trouble Shooting
Use a Chart or Grid to check-in before every round. There are many types available.
I had a chart with all names typed in and I did three rounds. Next year I will try to get to four!!!
It can be adapted to a long literacy block or a choppy schedule.
Once the routine is established it allows teacher to do DRA's, reading inventories, conferences, oral reading check-ins, etc.
Can be longer than 3 minutes...it depends on class and grade level.
Set Up Room
organized library- levels, authors, themes, genres, etc.
small and large work areas for privacy and groups
readings nooks and quiet places
Confer with Students
While children are reading, teacher should move around to children. Calling up to one table is distracting and takes more time. I use an app called Confer on my iPad.
We had a monthly Daily 5 support group last year. It was great to share ideas and troubleshoot problems.
My best advice is to jump into and not to be afraid!
There is no right or wrong way...the end results will be worth. Children reading! I am looking forward to my second year.