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This is my first year teaching and I teach third grade. I have been using daily five but my kids don't seem as engaged as I would like them when they are independently working on one of the 5 choices and I am with a small guided reading group. Does anybody use anything during this time to keep kids interested and engaged that might also push students during this time?

Jan 22, 2014 8:35pm

  • English Language Arts
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  • Engagement


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    • Jan 29, 2014 8:36am


      I am not completely familiar with the Daily 5, but I know that the research on engagement in UDL may help you. There are specific strategies you can use to engage students, whether they are working independently or with you in a group, so I would start by looking in that. You can learn more about engagement and how it affects achievement here:


      • Aug 16, 2014 5:43pm

        Positive reinforcement! Come up with some sort of system that if your students are productive and reasonably quiet when you are working with your reading group for a week ( or whatever designated time), then they get some sort of reward - extra recess, a game, special snack. Good luck.