I use all parts of the Daily 5 method, but, due to time constraints, we only include three parts per day. As far as working with students who are off-task, I rely on repositioning them in the classroom. For example, sometimes, I have these students work in closer proximity to me.
Other times, if these students can’t build stamina in places they have chosen, I have them work at their seats. Don’t let students who need more time to adjust derail your overall efforts. Read the books and take notes. Read blogs. Continue to gather tips and ideas and keep yourself focused and energized with helpful information from the Daily 5 Cafe.
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