Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Daily Five: The Big Three (Mini Lessons to Launch Read to Self and a FREEBIE)

If you are working toward implementing The Daily Five in your classroom or if you are reviewing in preparation for next year, I would like to remind you about three important mini lessons to cover with your students during the first week (or so) of launching Read to Self.
It's important to begin Read to Self right way, because it sets the tone and the routine for all of the other components of The Daily Five.  The authors, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, recommend the following three lessons to help get your students on the right path. 
Mini Lesson 1
Mini Lesson Two
Mini Lesson Three

Good Fit Book FREEBIE
The clip art is from KPM Doodles.

When planning for the first week of school, be sure to include The Big Three mini lessons:  Three Ways to Read a Book, Where to Sit in the Room, and How to Choose Good Fit Books.  With The Daily Five, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Thoughtful lessons and organization during the onset will pay off over the course of the year.
If you would like to read a related post with more information about launching The Daily Five click here.
Thanks for reading.


  1. Your daughter is an adorable model for good fit books!

    :)Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  2. Love this post and am your newest follower!
    And - your blog is gorgeous!!!
    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

  3. Teaching first grade and working with Daily Five for the first time this year. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It will be very helpful.

  4. Good luck! I'm glad this helps.
    Have a great year.

  5. Thank you for laying this out so clearly, and for the awesome charts too! :)

  6. I must say these tips are amazing to read a book and getting the information from that book. First step is always reading the words and pictures we see there.