I wanted to share some pics of my kids during some of our Daily 5 activities. This is one of our favourite parts of the day, for both teacher and students. This is the first year I have used Daily 5 and CAFE in my classroom and although many aspects of the process makes you say, "Well I was already doing this!" I actually find that very reassuring.
This is a couple of my girls during Read to Someone. As a whole class we brainstormed a list of questions we could ask to "check for understanding." This list is placed in an area that is frequented for Read to Someone and is referred to often.
Daily 5 has worked so well in our classroom, although we never seem to have enough time to get through it all, so it usually ends up as Daily 3 or 4 and at the moment I am scheduling rotations with groups to make sure the students are getting to all the stations. Next term I am going to trial letting the students choose and monitor which station they will be going to and record their choices. I usually call up small groups to read with me either during their read to self or read to someone rotation. I would be very interested to hear how other classrooms are operating for Daily 5.