Why? Because my students were going to be reading a lot.
And they were going to be self selecting their own books.
They needed to be independent in their classroom library.
We wear out great books often too.
It is a happy/sad feeling.
I am so happy that amazing book was used by so many students.
But I am sad it is no longer usable.
I get most of my books from Scholastic and Amazon.
And my kinders can find the joy as well.
We have to build up our stamina.
discuss a reading strategy, or to wiggle it out.
Then we go BACK to read to self.
or you can have a bookmark in each book.
There really isn’t a wrong way to use them. My biggest fear was giving my students OPEN choice for their time.
Yes… you read that correctly.
I give my students FREE CHOICE for their entire time at Daily 5.
They have their stops to go to and their time limit.
And I give them a choice board like this one.
Here are my color coded choice board pieces.
These reading strategy cards are ideal for non readers.
They have picture cues to encourage independence.
I teach reading strategies whole group.
But I feel most of my students need additional small group reteaching or practice using their skills.
I also use small group instruction as a chance to push students on when they are ready for more advanced reading strategies.
So we do a whole group reading lesson with these reading strategies,
then I use them again in small groups.
I also use these cards right in front of my students as they read.
And I read with them and watch them read to see how that strategy is going for them.
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