Literacy

Reinforcing Daily Five Procedures and Expectations

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During the 2008-2009 school year, I began using The Sisters’ (Gail Boushey and Joan Moser) process of teaching balanced literacy to my fourth grade students: Daily Five Reading and Literacy CAFE. Periodically I will post information, videos, or examples of how I am implementing this balanced literacy structure. One the keys to success with Daily […]

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Read To Self: Great Books for Reluctant Readers

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During the 2008-2009 school year, I began using The Sisters’ (Gail Boushey and Joan Moser) process of teaching balanced literacy to my fourth grade students: Daily Five Reading and Literacy CAFE. Periodically I will post information, videos, or examples of how I am implementing this balanced literacy structure. Books for Reluctant and Struggling Readers When […]

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Theater in the Classroom: Bad Wolf Press

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During the 2008-2009 school year I ended the school year with a musical play created by Bad Wolf Press. It was a terrific success on all accounts. The students and families loved it, students gained valuable performance skills and increased their reading fluency skills in the process. In the future, I would love to use […]

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I PICK Good Fit Books

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During the 2008-2009 school year I began using The Sisters’ (Gail Boushey and Joan Moser) process of teaching balanced literacy to my fourth grade student: The Daily Five Reading and The Literacy CAFE. Good Fit Books One significant theme mentioned throughout Daily Five Reading and Literacy CAFE is teaching students to pick “good fit” books. […]

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Daily Five Reading and Literacy CAFE

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During the 2008-2009 school year I began using The Sisters’ (Gail Boushey and Joan Moser) process of teaching balanced literacy to my fourth grade students: Daily Five Reading and CAFE Literacy. Periodically I will post information, videos, or examples of how I am implementing this balanced literacy structure. Daily Five Reading and Literacy CAFE Daily […]

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Student Created Mini-Books

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Throughout the year I give students homework assignments that include making small, foldable books. I call these books B3 (B threes) or Beanie Baby Books. (My former partner teacher came up with this name because it is the size of a book that a Beanie Baby would read.) I use these books for all subjects […]

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