Teaching since Fall 2001 – 3rd year in 2nd grade

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Just Finished Reading Daily 5

The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary GradesThe Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really like this system it is practical and not about cute little centers. The idea of breaking whole group teaching into smaller parts will help me stay focused and not go off on my GT tangents. The kids get large blocks of uninterrupted reading time.

I recommend this book for all elementary teachers. There are some modifications that would have to be made for the intermediate grades – but that will result in longer periods of reading. Also the techniques used for introducing Daily 5 would also work great with literature circles.

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My Classes Stats

I logged into my gradebook, to get a preview of my classes this year. We don’t start till 8/23 so things can change but for now

Morning Class

21 Students
All passed TAKS
10 Earned Commended Performance

Afternoon Class

17 Students
14 Passed TAKS
3 Commended Performances

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Texas is an Obsession

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