Are you using Daily 5 and CAFE in your classroom? I started this year and don't even remember what I did before this.
At Christmas, our principal told us that we would be going to this method in school year 12-13. I read the books over break and wanted to get started right away. I have told you how I like to try new things with my existing class to work out all the kinks. I set the expectation that they would work in each Daily for 25 minutes (the length of each Guided Reading lesson). However, we just had a PD where we reviewed some elements from Daily 5. I saw that the expectation for the higher grade levels is 45 minutes! EEKK (and no, I'm not referring to Elbow, Elbow, Knee, Knee)!!!! I didn't think my kids could do it. But, a friend and amazing teacher, Jennifer Eagle, showed us her graph of working on stamina. I decided to try it out. Here are some pics of Read with Someone:
My kids like to lie on the floor. I let them bring in towels, so they don't have to lie directly on the floor. Even though they are lying down, they are still EEKK.