implementing daily 5 in the upper grades {plus, she has AMAZING ideas!}

Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again || Many teachers use or have used a behavior chart, some of us are even required to use them. Here is a blog post with an interesting perspective …

Hamburger Spelling - a free resource for Daily 5

15 Free Daily 5 Resources for Intermediate Grades

Wise Guys

Ideas for setting up Daily 5 in a 2nd grade classroom but can easily be adapted for 5th grade.

Tips for managing differentiated 'must do' tasks for Daily 5 or literacy centers! *freebie!* from Tina's Teaching Treasures!

32 Must-Try Classroom Management Tips. Great ideas for positive reinforcement, brain breaks, grouping kids and tons more.

Playdough To Plato

Reading Stations FREEBIE! Response sheets for Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listening, Writing, and Word Study.

Daily 5 interactive notebook FREEBIE! 2 pages for each of the Daily 5 Activities: Read to Self, Listen to Reading, Buddy Reading (Read with someone), Word work and Work on Writing! From Tina's Teaching Treasures

Rethinking the Book Box- great article on how to effectively use a book box

Scholastic Teachers

Anti-bullying display. "Before you Speak. Think and be Smart. It's hard to fix a Wrinkled Heart." Click to visit the original post. #education

worksheets for listening centers. i like these to help make kids more accountable when they are at the listening center during daily 5

Teachers Pay Teachers

daily 5 check in...YES FINALLY! This is exactly what I've been looking for it's a great site for other D5 ideas!

behavior management idea

anchor chart listing rules when there is a substitute teacher :) Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: My Emergency Sub Plans and a Fun Giveaway!

Give each student colored index cards/post-its for their work space. During independent work time or group work, the students use the cards. A teacher I used to work with put red cards on popsicle sticks at the student work centers & prompted them to hold it up when they needed help, rather than calling out. Her classroom was always so quiet!

first week of school activity to do as a class

Oooh. I wanna tape off my white board like this instead of the homework poster on my wall.

use a tension rod, command hooks, and binder rings to hang your anchor charts

This list is a good start.... Best Beginning Chapter Books for 1st and 2nd Grade


Even though Daily 5 is not station rotations I will definitely use this list of ideas for prompts for the students.

I'm thinking change "sit" to "stand," hands folded to hands at your sides, and "speaker" to forward. Perfect for when we leave the classroom.

Look towards the light, it's your beacon

Free online keyboarding tools to teach your students how to type.

Student Spaces The Desk Fairy Will Love!