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Daily Five’s “The Sisters” at Dublin Literacy Conference February 23, 2009

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Have you ever wanted to or been asked to…

differentitate?

conduct small groups?

confer individually? 

Wondered what you do with the rest of the children?

What Sets Daily 5 Apart for Students and Teachers

What sets Daily Five apart for…

Teachers…

• Deliver 3-5 whole group lessons each day

• Teach 3-4 small groups of children each day

• Confer with 9-12 individual students each day

• Hold all students accountable for eyes-on-text

What sets Daily Five apart for…

Students…

• engaged in the act of reading and writing for extended amounts of time

• receive focused instruction on building and maintaining independence

receive tailored instruction through whole group, small group and/or

individual conferring, by their skilled classroom teacher, each day

Boushey&Moser

www.thedailycafe.com

Another great Dublin Literacy session-fast-paced, usable tomorrow in the classroom, and funny! Daily Five is one of the easiest books I’ve read in years and you really can start applying the strategies in your classroom at any time of the year. I used it with fourth graders quite successfully.  

If I wasn’t already booked, I would definitely pay to go see their full day presentation offered through Choice Literacy! Check it out!

 

Coaching Institute February 22, 2009

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No, not coaching, as in a sport, but Literacy Coaching. I am so excited to be attending the Teacher College Reading and Writing Project’s Literacy Coaching Institute over my school’s spring break.  I am trying to get as much Calkins, Anderson, and other professional reading as I can before next month arrives.  So excited. Dublin’s Literacy Conference yesterday gave me a little taste of being surrounded by other educators who are also learning and now I can hardly wait!

 

Dublin Literacy Conference 2009 February 21, 2009

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The “Sisters”

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Barbara O’Connor

Blogger Friends

Even though the day started early (with great coffee) and is just ending (with more coffee), it was filled with good learning and good friends from work and Blogging!

 

P.S. for James Preller-See Bill was there!