1. Three ways to Read a Book:
Read the pictures
Read the words
Re-tell the story
2. Brainstorm the I - Chart
Read the whole time.
Stay in one spot.
Get started right away.
Work on stamina for
Work with students
Listen to students read
Help students with
Read to Self
3. Model and practice student behaviors of
Read to Self
4. Begin building stamina – 3 min.
Don’t forget: While students are practicing Read to
Self, we continue to stay out of the way of their
reading. This means no eye contact or managing
6. One more 3 min. practice
7. Review the lesson
Review of three ways to read a book
Review the ’I’ Chart
Model and practice student behaviors
Continue building stamina - 4 min.
Kindergarten Students Reflect on Stamina Building
Checking In, More than a Thumbs Up
**It is important that children not always sit in the same spot when we are
training their muscle memories, because doing so might anchor their
good behaviour to that certain spot. Having children experience success
in places throughout the room will set them up for positive results
wherever they choose to sit as the year goes on.
Discuss where and how to choose a spot
Continue to review, adding 1-2 minutes
each day, extending stamina
Continue to review the I –Chart
Teach how to choose good-fit books
Daily Five with K and 1?
Sisters on the Spot - Daily 5 with K and 1st
What about those barometer kids?
Daily 5 - Behavior Goal - Read the Whole Time
*Add more time each day
until you hit desired goal.
Continue to revisit the I chart
Follow the 10 steps of
teaching independence for
“Read to Self”. Introduce,
set purpose, create I -chart,
model, practice, self-assess