For my guided reading, I have 4 groups. One group works with me; one does a listening centre story and activity; one completes a word work activity; and the last does something with sight words.
I tried Daily 5 last year and ended up with a hybrid of it this year as there were lots of things that I liked; and others that I wasn't crazy about. We still "read to self", "read to others", do "word work", "listen to reading" and "work on writing" but I don't call it the daily 5 and I make sure that the kids do each of these rather than giving them all free reign.
So happy to have things back on track in my classroom.
I'd like to replace Facebook with teaching blogs to be more accurate.......Can anyone relate?