Okay, I would like to answer a couple of questions/concerns I am seeing repeated in the comment sections at .
- Yes, start read to self on Day 1. Ibbeck1701 is correct, till you
have a good amount of time to pull students or a group, you go to a spot
and pretend to be busy. Trust me it all comes together.
those of you that are overwhelmed, hang on. When we start CAFE, it will
all make more sense and you can see how it all merges. I was
overwhelmed, frustrated, and panicky after I read D5 the first time
before I read CAFE. Once I read CAFE, it all came together.
for retelling the story - yes this is something the lower leveled
readers will do, and yes they do it by pictures, but a lot of times a
Non-Fiction Text can be read by pictures and gain information. We read
the captions for information, right? So I do teach all 3 ways to read a
book, because I want my students to know you can get the information
from more than just the words, especially in Non - Fiction Text.
is a couple of video's the Two Sisters have done regarding Read to Self
and the "Barometer" Child (the one who tells you when to bring the
and some links:
could just keep going. I just went to their website
(www.thedailycafe.com), and typed in Read to Self in the search area.
Then I looked for the public links. They also have member links. I
hope this helps some of you.
If you would like to see my original thoughts and comments on Read to Self, you should be able to find it on my blog's home page.