In class we are working on the strategy Read to Self. We use this strategy, among others, when we are working on our Daily 5 and CAFE skills. Read to Self "...embodies the language, routines, expectations, and behaviors on which all the other components of Daily 5 are based." (The Daily 5). The video below is an explanation to parents on how I plan to use Epic!, a resource of online books, to help my students practice their Read to Self strategy. Using Epic! provides book choices that may not be available at the school and can be focused on genres that the students are interested in reading about. The video explains to parents how to navigate Epic! as a teacher and demonstrates how the students see it and know what they are supposed to do.
Boushey, G., & Moser, J. (2014). The daily 5: fostering literacy independence in the elementary grades. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse .
Boushey, G., & Moser, J. (2015). Cafe book: engaging all students in daily literacy assessment & instruction. Place of publication not identified: Hawker Brownlow Education.