You will also see students engaged in books! We started our first Daily Five Literacy Center, Read-to-Self, this week! The students will work towards being able to comfortably read their stories for a solid 20 minutes. We started at just 3 minutes before taking a break. Just like exercise, it will take some time to build our reading stamina! We also discussed the 3 ways to read a book: Read the words, Read the pictures, and Retell the story! Stay posted on how many minutes we can Read to Self by the end of next week!
In the coming weeks the students will work towards the other 4 literacy centers: Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, and Work on Writing. It takes awhile to train our muscles to do all of the new classroom tasks but the students have agreed to accept the challenge of Daily Five and all the fun and learning it has to offer!