You should begin using a Choice Board once you have introduced two components of Daily 5. This way, students get in the habit of choosing between fewer choices and gradually build up to choosing between five choices. This gradual release will allow students to really master the difficult task of planning out their own schedule in a way that is developmentally appropriate. Visually it will be more concrete and less confusing for students to see a choice board that gradually builds up to all components. This is another way of building their stamina and executive functioning skills at an early age.
These choice boards are used from Tuesday- Friday. Mondays are used to prep students for their Daily 5 week. Activities like choosing books for book bags, updating poetry folder, reviewing new choices, sharing writing from previous week, etc, are done on the first day of each week.
4 Choice Boards that help younger students gradually work up to choosing between all 5 Daily 5 activities in a gradual release model.
1 Daily 5 Choice Poster that allows students to identify the Daily 5 choice based on color for each cycle.
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