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Chapter 4 Read to Self
"Having children read to themselves is the first step in Daily Five and
is the foundation for creating independent readers and writers" (pg.
When I was in elementary school, I always felt like there was never enough time for me to do what I really wanted to do, which was of course read to my self. That is one thing that I really love about the Daily 5 is the opportunity that the students have to read books of their own choice - how motivating!
Then this is where I really have questions - the Sisters advocate teaching three ways to read a book - is this necessary for older kids who are reading chapter books? Any thoughts from teachers who have been there done that?
The Sisters advocate working with your students to develop an I-chart that tells them what they should be doing as readers during read to self.
After a few minutes of modeling, the students practice for 3 minutes, debrief, and try again. Each day students work to increase their stamina.