Monday, November 22, 2010

The Daily Five at Middle School

An unique opportunity came to me this fall. As a literacy coach, I typically work with teachers to increase their students' achievement. This work can take several forms such as consulting, researching or modeling lessons to their classes. But through a series of steps at one of my schools, I was given the opportunity to teach an intervention class-actually three intervention classes for a trimester in our middle school.

The teacher who had started working with our lowest readers was no longer able to continue her work here. So I spend time with her, observing how she designed an delivered reading interventions to these students.

She was using a hybrid form of The Cafe Menu which had been used at the elementary school where she spent most of her day.

The students were responding well to her work and I decided that I would build on her work.

But where to start? I started where most of us start now. I googled 'Daily Five in middle school". I followed up on every lead from Google and that is what I am going to share with you.

I also found that there were not many resources for middle-school specific information. That is why I am beginning this blog. I want to share my experiences with you. I also want to develop a network of educators who are using The Daily Five and the Cafe Menu at the secondary level.

Join me on my journey!

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