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Posts Made By: LovesLucy
Board: The VENT 06-21-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By LovesLucy
veteran teachers

Ninetwo, another reality is that teachers are territorial and often competitive. I know that sounds terrible. One of my college professors said that in a class when I was an undergrad thirty years...
Board: Third Grade 09-18-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LovesLucy
40 Book Challenge

Has anyone read The Book Whisperer? Have you tried something like setting an expectation for a certain number of books read during the year? Donalyn Miller (author of The Book Whisperer) expects...
Board: Daily 5 02-24-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Yes. Worth the money.

I read the book online through the Stenhouse website while I waited for it to arrive. I think it makes Daily 5 easier to understand and answers some of the questions I was left with after reading...
Board: First Grade 10-06-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Reading Notebooks for First Grade

I have several very high level readers in my first grade. They're reading at a third grade level with accuracy, comprehension, and fluency that match that level. I'd like to set them up with a...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 11-15-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Need expert advice re: Fountas & Pinnell levels question

Does anyone know what Fountas & Pinnell say about the difficulty level of texts as kids become better readers? Obviously, the lower-level books are easier, but when you think about all that...
Board: Daily 5 10-23-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Help!

I'm really stuck on this...when you are conferring one-on-one with children, are the books on their independent or instructional level? How do they read an instructional level text "cold" if there...
Board: Daily 5 10-22-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Just right books and conferring

If the children have books at their independent level in their book boxes (ones they can read with 95% accuracy), what do they read for me when I confer with them one-on-one? What will they need to...
Board: Daily 5 10-20-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Good Fit Books and Conferring

When you meet with a child 1:1 and ask them to read a book from their box, is that a book on the child's independent level or instructional level? I'm confused...what would be the point of having a...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-12-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Comprehension/behavior question

What do you do about children who constantly make comments about a story when you are reading aloud? I'm torn between appreciating their understanding of the story and wanting to encourage their...
Board: Sunflower Room 02-11-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By LovesLucy
HUGE Debbie Miller fan with Readers' Workshop question...

Does anybody know (or have any suggestions) about how to get kids to read for the whole time of reading workshop like Debbie Miller's students do in her DVDs? I've watched them many times (I...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 01-25-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Empowering Writers

If you're familiar with or use this program, would you please share your thoughts? We had a brief presentation today at a staff meeting about the program and it seems to have some good points but I...
Board: Sunflower Room 01-17-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Kathy Collins

I'm going to see her in April! Book Clubs seem like a great idea! Will you let me know how it is?
Board: Sunflower Room 01-16-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Choice Literacy

I've been a member of Choice Literacy for the past two (three?) years. There is a wealth of information on the site. That's where I first heard of The Sisters and the Daily 5. There are also many,...
Board: Sunflower Room 01-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Thank you

Thank you very much. You made some really good points and I appreciate your input.
Board: Sunflower Room 01-05-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Helping kids choose just right books

Would somebody mind sharing the logistics for how you help your students choose appropriate, just right books for their book boxes? Do you actually check in with every child to make sure the books...
Board: Daily 5 01-04-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Whining....help!

I love the idea behind Daily 5 and CAFE but I'm really stuggling with whether or not my students are using their time as they should be during Daily 5. I know I'm not supposed to manage by...
Board: Forget-me-not Room 11-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Booklets or paper

I just introduced the booklets last week and we're going to try them this week. Up to this point, the kids have been writing in journals. When I looked through them, many of them were awful! ...
Board: Carnation Room 09-27-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Poetry Notebooks

When you give children copies of the poems you have learned for the month (week, unit, etc...), do you put them in a poetry notebook or folder that stays at school or do you put them in one that the...
Board: Daily 5 03-25-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Thank you...(long again)

...that's really helpful and not confusing at all! Another question...the books we use for guided reading (a lot of them are the Rigby PM series) are so short....When you teach a child to use a new...
Board: Daily 5 03-24-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LovesLucy
More help with the CAFE goals, please?

How do you determine which of the goals your student needs if it doesn't jump out at you? It seems like I saw Joan say in a video that there is no magic secret to figuring out what a child's goal...
Board: Daily 5 03-22-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Cafe web site

I love it, too! Yes, the book seems great, but the web site lets you actually see CAFE in action in classrooms in many different ways. I go back to it all the time for reference. I can't wait to...
Board: Daily 5 03-21-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Children stating their goals

Does anybody have the children state the goal they're working on when they go off to do whichever of the Daily 5 they'll be doing for that round? That seems like a great way to really hold the kids...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-07-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By LovesLucy
I had a ST observing

and although he was a very nice person, dressed well, conducted himself professionally, he showed absolutely no initiative to do anything! I've had three other student teachers, and although this...
Board: Daily 5 02-22-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LovesLucy
Keeping track of Daily 5

I use pictures I found on another web site of the Daily 5 activities and the children put the picture in a pocket chart beside their name. They have to do all of the Daily 5 activities once before...
Board: Units of Study 02-16-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By LovesLucy
That video is absolutely amazing!

It made me cry! What a powerful message to send to those who really need to hear it! Let's hope they are listening!



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