Give my Daily 6 Centers a try. I didn't create the idea...just the posters! :-) Two sisters Daily 5 is the backbone to organizing independent literacy time. I just added another option--work with numbers. Kids don't need busy work when you are working with small groups. They need to stay busy, yes! But they need to be doing worthwhile independent practice of critical skills. They also need choice. You can use this as a beginning framework for your independent work time.