Thursday, 18 April 2013

Read to Self

To kick off our Daily 5 program for the day my students do ‘Read to Self’ or you may know it as silent reading. Last year at my school we began a whole school reading program where the students come inside at the 8.50am bell and start reading. Beginning the day like this gives the school a calmness and the students are ready to begin their school day at 9am.  Last year Paula and I thought this would be a great opportunity to do ‘Read to Self’ and I have continued it this year.

When we began ‘Read to Self’ we talked a lot about showing stamina, three ways to read a book and choosing best-fit books. I love how my kids do ‘Read to Self’, most morning you can hear a pin drop.
 The anchor charts I have used (and along with many other resources) were created by Paula, head over to her blog ‘Paula’s Place’ and check it out.



  1. I love the idea of starting read to self when the kiddies come in each morning. We currently read just after first break and sometimes the kids are so tired!

  2. It is a great way to start the day and settle the children. Let me know how you go with it.