Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Daily 5 - Chapter 4 - Update

Okay, I would like to answer a couple of questions/concerns I am seeing repeated in the comment sections at .We Read, We Blog, We Teach

Stephanie - 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.

For 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.

As 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.

Here 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 group back).




and some links:





I 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.


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