Today I want to focus on Daily 5, specifically Listening to Reading.
Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to attend the Iowa Reading Association's annual conference where "The Sisters" were keynote speakers. I was so inspired by listening to them sharing their ideas and how they've changed Daily 5 and Cafe since they started it.
I've had some experience with Daily 5. I got to see how to launch it in a 1st grade classroom in student teaching. In my 5th grade placement, I got to launch it myself. This was really stressful, but very rewarding as well.
All summer I've been collecting things for Daily 5. I feel pretty prepared with all of my ideas for everything BUT Listening to Reading. Since this will be my first year teaching elementary, and I have yet to see my classroom, I don't know what kinds of materials will be left for me. I've seen a lot of teachers use portable CD players and use the Basal books on CD for their listening centers, but I don't even know if I will have any CDs.
So I'm asking all of you out there what you are planning to use for your Listening Centers?