The Daily Cafe

Kindergarten start up


I have an 80 minute literacy block for Daily 5. When do you start the Daily 5 rounds with kinder and when do you start pulling groups? Do you use the whole 80 minutes right away or will that burn the kids out?


And one more question: Do you teach all of the IPICK lesson? So many kiddos can’t read the words.


In their newest presentations, Gail and Allison talk about how they’ve changed their thinking about the I PICK lesson. In Kinder and 1st, they suggest not doing the lesson with the class, Rather, you would spend your time teaching how to pick books of interest for their book boxes, but knowing that teachers will choose appropriately leveled books to add to those, and for strategy groups and individual conferring.


Do you have a suggestion on how to get the learners to read all the books in the book box (specifically the ones we put in there) compared to their interest pick where they may only be able to read the pictures and then are not practicing reading the words?