Saturday, June 9, 2012

KD5 Book Study: Chapter 1 "Introduction"


This chapter is an introduction to the Daily 5! Some things to think about while reading this chapter:

1. How do I teach new behaviors?

2. How do I teach expectations?

3. How do I monitor student behavior? whole group? small groups? individual?

4. What do I do when a student is not exhibiting desired behavior?

5. Whose classroom is it?

6. Locus of control?

7. Where are supplies stored?

I created this printable for you!

This chapter also lists some great resources! Think about how you will organize your D5 resources! Are you a "I need a hard copy" person? Will you keep everything in a notebook, a folder, or a file?!

Are you an electronic person? You could start a Daily 5 board on pinterest! Well, if you are on pinterest, then head over and follow our Kindergarten Daily 5 board.

Page 14 has a great diagram of a "Daily 5 Literacy Block." 

What does your literacy block look like? 

What do you see as your biggest challenges in implementing the D5 in your Kindergarten classroom?

I will be back on Wednesday with some helpful items! Get your blog posts done and be ready to link up! If you don't have a blog, then please comment or email me. If you email me, then please let me know if I have your permission to post your thoughts! 

Here is another page to help keep you somewhat organized during our study :-)
 

Happy reading!! :-)

40 comments:

  1. Great thoughts to ponder. I found the writing on page 12 that said what the Daily 5 is. How it is a driven management structure designed to fully engage students in reading and writing. This is what I want for my class. Students actively engaging in learning, and making their choices based on practiced skills. The list on page 13, the list of what makes the daily 5 the daily 5 all touch me. Yet, I am most worried about the just right books. I am afraid of choosing the wrong level for my kids. From experience when a student is not doing the desired behavior, sometimes you need to stop right then and discuss what would you do if I did ... This doesn't put anyone our, and then let someone show you the right and wrong way to do the correct behavior. Ultimately, we as teachers are liable to be the bottom line controller, yet if we have taken the time (as the book suggested, 3 months) to continually practice all should go well. I also believe in quick 1-2 minute reviews of desired behaviors everyday.
    Thank you for doing this, the great handout and thoughts. So many new things to ponder. So excited to do the Daily 5 next year!

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    1. You are welcome! I think we can all learn from each other. I am excited to try!!! Thanks for joining in!

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  2. I just made a blog post about your book study! Let me know if there are any details you'd like me to add to it :)

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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    1. Looks great...thanks for sharing!

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  3. As children leave for the day, we chat briefly with each one, mentioning something wonderful we saw them accomplish that day. (p. 6) I think it's always good to focus on something good before we begin our modeling and correction of behaviors.

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    1. What a great way to end the day!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Just found this book study. I implented Daily 5 this past year in my kindergarten classroom. It is amazing how well this works in a kindergarten room. (Not everything worked perfectly, but I can't wait to use this next year and build on it.) The modeling and anchor charts are so important and are great to refer back to later in the year when students tend to "forget". I will be doing a re-read along with everyone. I don't have a blog--yet...so I will have to comment/email.

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    1. Please do!! We need k teachers that have already used d5 :-) can't wait to hear from you!! Thanks for joining in!

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  5. I have Ben looking for a kindergarten daily 5 book study. Will you lo be doing a cafe book study?

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    1. Glad you found us! Right now we only have d5 planned, but open to a cafe study :-)

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  6. I read the Daily 5 last summer and started implementing it this past school year right away in the first month of school. It was amazing to see my kindergarteners building stamina and thriving in independent reading/writing. NEVER did my students moan or groan about any of the choices, which was amazing because I heard moans/groans often about certain "centers" back when I did all those crazy centers. This is the best thing I've ever done. In March I attended a 2 day conference by Gail & Joan (the authors) and got a better grasp at Daily 5 and CAFE and saw how important it was to incorporate both aspects together. This coming school year I will start right away with both Daily 5 & Cafe.

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    1. Thanks for input!! I have not read cafe. I have it...just haven't read it yet :-) I would love to hear more of what you will do!!

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  7. I love using Daily 5/Cafe in my Kindergarten. I started 3 years ago after attending the Sisters Daily 5 In Kindergarten seminar and can't imagine going back to what I used to do! Since I teach half day, it is more like the Daily 3 (work with word---great entry task, read to self, and work on writing). Later in the year, I do add read to someone and listen to reading, but usually stick with the first 3 due to time. I have seen so much growth in my students and I love that they are actively reading and writing everyday....oh, and what a time saver not worrying about centers or running off worksheets! My planning and prep time has been cut in half. I also love getting to confer with my kids individually. As to finding just right books...I use a lot of printed emergent readers especially during the first part of the year because I know they at at the right level. As the year progresses they get more and more of a mix of "paper" books and ones from our class library or book room.

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  8. I have done the Daily 5 for 2 years now in kinder. I LOVE IT! Don't worry about selecting the right books for them. Put out a variety and teach THEM how to choose the right books for themselves. The power in this is that they learn how to make good choices about their reading! My students get mad if we don't have time for it (an assembly or something). I started by doing everything in the book by The Sisters the first year, and last year I took the best for kindergarten out. :o)

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    1. Thanks for your input!!! It is so helpful to hear from experienced d5 teachers!!

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  9. Help me! This all sounds very interesting, but I am totally clueless as to the book of which you speak. Please help get me on the right track.

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    1. Hi! You want to order "The Daily 5" by Hail Boushey and Joan Moser. I'm on my phone right now, but in my first post about the book study...I provided a lInk to buy the book :-)

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  10. Just ordered and am sooooooooo excited!

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  11. I am so excited to participate! I've done d5 for the last few years in my classroom. My problem has been letting the children choose their work station...hopefully I'll learn to "let go"...can't wait to learn more from all of these wonderful teachers! :)

    Maureen

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  12. I read both books last summer and did help to launch read to self in first and second grades. However, I don't have my own class, so I wasn't able to go too far. I did refer to the CAFE book and did have a CAFE bulletin board and used some of the strategies when working with my pull-out groups. The biggest challenge for me will be helping the kinder teacher I am working with this year to expand her classroom library for read to self when there is no money to purchase books. I have my thinking cap on!! Looking forward to learning from you all! Lauren

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  13. I've been doing D5 in K for five years now and I've tried different levels of commitment to the Sisters' script depending on the group that I have and the schedule that I get in any given year. I make use of classroom aides if I am so lucky to have one during that time to work with students on keeping them on track with word work or actually "working" on writing, and good parent volunteers if aides aren't available.

    I've never seen the Sisters, but I've had a membership in the Daily Cafe right along and followed what they've said about kindergarten and Good Fit books (remember, Kindergarten is different than the other grades!!! -the Sisters know this, too, and the book is written for all of elementary!). Start the year with material in their book boxes (or bags, or whatever you use) that the children can feel successful "reading" at one of the three ways of reading and that they can make some progress in, such as class name lists with pictures, alphabet linking charts, HFW lists, etc., then let them choose books to put in that they can read-the-pictures, and then add books at their level even if they are pre-primer books that you run off on copy paper. I make a "Daily 5 Folder" for each student with prongs to hold resources for early reading and writing that the children use all year, and this is one of their favorite Read to Self choices. By mid year, the boxes have an even amount of on-level books from our guided reading library as well as books that the children have chosen from our classroom library. We go through these boxes often to trade for new ones, and between the second and third quarter they usually ask to begin Read to Someone on their own. It all works out! I love it.

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  15. Reflection: the first time I read this a few years ago I was in a support position and assisted teachers with the launch. Last summer I reread because I was going back into the classroom after my position being cut due to budgets. Midsummer I found out my class would not make, so I was a specials teacher instead of teaching Kindergarten. Again I've been slated to teach Kindergarten and I'm hoping it happens. I just reread for the fun of it D5 again and really hope to implement it in my classroom come August.


    I really like Figure 1-4 on page 14. I work with involved and educated parents. I think if I had to explain what we were doing during reading this would help explain with confidance that I am doing what is best for their child and meeting the needs for all the students in our class.

    1. How do I teach new behaviors?
    Model-Remodel with students-Demonstrate the wrong and redirect to make it correct


    2. How do I teach expectations?
    Respect for all in the journey of learning.Model what this looks like and practice not settle for less.

    3. How do I monitor student behavior? whole group? small groups? individual?
    Our school is a PBIS school so using CHAMPS is a preferred option for sharing with students the whole group expectations of movement and voice level. This also works well with I-charts expectations. I-charts really give students meaning for why the behaviors are needed for learning. This past year many of our teachers began using Class DoJo to monitor individual behaviors both positive and negative. This is something I can utilize on my tablet or phone, so it can be part of the entire day not just during Daily 5.


    4. What do I do when a student is not exhibiting desired behavior?
    If during the Launch then the time is up.

    During the check in use this concern as a teachable moment.
    Use them as the non-Model student to then redirect the desired behavior.

    5. Whose classroom is it?
    Ours! Building a community is so important for trust.

    6. Locus of control?
    Individual conversation will be needed, extra practice and review of I-Charts and bring the idea of urgency to them in a different manner of understanding.

    7. Where are supplies stored?
    Book Boxes along the front of the room.

    WordWork in tubs that are taken to spots to use
    Writing Journals in Writing Area of the Room
    Listen to Reading is achieved by use of Books on CDs or Tape, using TumbleBooks or MeeGenius on donated devices such as iPod Touches or discarded Android Phones which each hit the guest wifi logins.

    Jill
    http://williamsclassroomlearning.wikispaces.com/Continued+Learning+by+Mrs.+Williams

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  16. I glad to be part of this book study! We began full implementation of the D5 in our kindergarten class on day 1 last fall. We went right by the book (really...I walked around with the book in my hand for the 1st 2 months of school!!) IN LOVE with it! Our sweeties made more progress in reading than ever before (and we had more ELL friends than ever, too...).

    1. How do I teach new behaviors? We modeled...modeled...modeled everything that we wanted them to be able to do (with examples of correct and incorrect behaviors).

    2. How do I teach expectations? Again...modeling!!

    3. How do I monitor student behavior? We sat down during each round when the kids were trying each of the D5. If any one student wasn't correctly participating, we chimed (with a music wand...it's a "must have" - and we all came back together to give a reminder of the appropriate behaviors.

    4. What do I do when a student is not exhibiting desired behavior? See #3.

    5. Whose classroom is it? It is definately "OUR" classroom. The kids work all over the place (in my spaces, my parapro's spaces...wherever they feel comfortable).

    6. Locus of control? The kids need to be in control of themselves. They get bummed at anyone who makes us stop and regroup.

    7. Where are supplies stored? Read to Someone/Self: The kids keep their reading materials (leveled books, good fit books, poetry notebooks, pointers...in their reading bins). Listen to Reading: Books on CD in one space but are taken to spots in the classroom or reading done with computer - Work on Writing: journals kept in cubbies, writing materials on shelf (i.e. paper, stapelers, colored pencils, stickers for sticker stories) - Working with Words: Leveled word lists (in sets of 5 per list with accompanying activity sheets), wiki sticks, playdoh, seeds, and other word work activities on a shelf to be taken to a work space.

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  17. I will be teaching Kindergarten for the first time next year. i would love to link up and join you in reading this book. How do I do so?

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  18. Hi, I'm moving from Title I reading into Kindergarten this coming fall. This past spring I happened to find "The Daily 5" and read the book. I am so glad this book study is happening this summer. I want to be ready!! :0) And I know this will all help. So many of the things focused on in the Daily 5 are similar to Pat Cunningham's "Four Block". Students spend time each day in "Four Block" reading to self, writing, working on word study, etc. I taught first grade for 16 years prior to my 6 in Title, so I think I'll be okay, lol. But, I do know I'm going to have to go slow. Model, model, model and begin releasing that responsibility and not control. Thank you so much for this book study!! I'm also going to read "Cafe" but wanted to do this first.

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  19. Hi- I'm a first grade teacher but am excited to participate in this book study b/c I know that I can "tweak" the framework to work for my kids...I just have to get a better grasp of the Daily 5 way! I read the book last year, but it was my first time back in 1st grade in a while and I spent the year trying to figure everything out (and felt overwhelmed most of the time!). I am re-reading the book now and I'm looking forward to learning with you guys. Thanks so much for doing this!

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  20. Hi everyone! I'm very excited that I found this book study. I am a 1st year teacher and really nervous about teaching for my 1st time. I am going to be teaching Bilingual Kinder. I am def. going to use the Daily 5. Do any of you know anyn good resources for bilingual classrooms in terms of Dialy 5? Any bilingual teachers out there doing Daily 5?

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  21. I would like to link up and participate in this book study as well. How do I do this?

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  22. I have taught Kindergarten for 3 years and First Grade for 3 years. Our curriculum specialist from our school district did a district-wide book study for any teachers interested in The Daily 5 and I participated. The only problem was that the room was full of teachers Kinder-4th grade so there wasn't a lot time focused on Kindergarten and how to make the Daily 5 work in a Kinder classroom. I am excited to re-read this book and get the opinions of other Kindergarten teachers out there and find out how they implement this in their rooms. Can't wait to hear more!!!

    I also saw several other people mention CAFE. Would that be beneficial to use in a Kindergarten classroom. I have heard that it is geared more towards the upper elementary grades. Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

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  23. I couldn't sleep and found this book study. I had downloaded the book months ago, but because my focus wasn't literacy at the time, hadn't made the effort to read it all. I have read chapter 1, and written a blog post (only my second on my new blog). I must be excited!
    Cheers for the opportunity!

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  24. I am super excited about this book study. I am moving back to K this next school year! I have done kindergarten Daily 5 for 3 years, but that was several years ago. I've been teaching 1st and 2nd grade for the past few years (and continuing Daily 5 in those grades) but I'm excited about refreshing my Kinder D5 knowledge. When I last taught kindergarten, Cafe had just come out so I hadn't read it yet. I'm definitely going to be incorporating it this year (I did it in 1st and 2nd) and I hope to maybe share ideas with other K teachers who do Cafe as well. Thanks for hosting the book study!

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  25. I am very excited about this book study. I just finished reading chapter 1 and filling out the printable Tammy provided (Thank you! Thank you!). I loved being able to add the insights provided in the comments from many of you. I have taught kindergarten for the past 10 years and I have always felt like description the sisters used on pgs.4-5. I knew there had to be a better way. I love my team and we work very well togehter. But, most of the time they are hesitant to try new ways of doing things and are content with doing things the way they have always done them (a couple have been teaching kindergarten for many, many years). I am the rebel of the group! I am always looking for new ways to teach- the problem with that is I feel like I have jumped from one bandwagon to another without success. I truly believe D5 is the answer. I am so glad to have this book study support because I will be implementing this by myself. Hopefully, once I get comfortable with the process I will be able to convince my teamies to join in with me! Until then, thank you, thank you, thank you for going on this journey with me- I know we are going to experience great things!

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  26. I used CAFE with my sweeties this year. I didn't start it at the beginning of the year last fall. I will this year. CAFE is the best way to meet with your kids. It gives you the permission to either meet with small groups (strategy groups) or with individual kids. I never felt that I had time to meet with individuals often enough (unless I was doing assessments...which happens WAY too often anyway!!). The strategy groups are flexible based on needs of the kids. The kids may be on different reading levels but need the same skill (i.e. figuring out unfamiliar words). As they master the skill, they move on to a different strategy. ~Tracy

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  27. I am loving this book study and soooo ready to get started. I used D5 successfully when I taught 1st and 2nd so I know how wonderful it is....When I moved to kinder several years ago I was reluctant to try it with the "babies" so I reverted back to Debbie Diller style literacy centers....

    But nwo that I have several years of kinder under my belt I now know they can do D5 too. I just want to be armed with great ideas to get started - especially beginning kinder...

    Thanks for this book study and I will be linking up on my blog! :0)

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  28. I am also really enjoying this book study. I do have a small problem.....I'm 8 months pregnant. I am very excited about having another baby boy to add to our family....BUT....how do I implement the Daily 5 when I am not going back until the first week of October??? By October this D5 model should be in full swing?? I have no idea who is going to take my place for the first 6 weeks of school until I come back. I am happy and bummed all at the same time!! HELP.
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions or thoughts.

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  29. My book arrived tonight and I will be reading and catching up! I would be interested in a CAFE book study as well! I already have the book and coordinating DVD to go with it :)

    ~Kim
    www.fortheloveofkindergarden.blogspot.com

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  30. I am also excited about this book study! I purchased the book last year and didn't do much with it except think about it. I am hoping to implement it this year - with help from you and this study. I am wondering if any of you share a classroom, how do you store the book tubs/boxes for read to self? I don't feel like I can just leave them out because the afternoon teacher needs the space. Suggestions?

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