Building Our Stamina

Our class has been trying to extend the time they can “read” books by themselves without interruption. We call this building stamina. Ask your child how many minutes they can now do. Just look at these diligent readers.

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4 thoughts on “Building Our Stamina

    • Lisa, you should check out the work by the two sisters who have written The Daily Five. They have a terrific system for helping students to gradually build stamina. What I do in our classroom is based on their book.

  1. We started school a month ago and building our reading stamina is what we have been working on. I have noticed that some children can only read for five to ten minutes and they see the need to walk around the classroom. Little by little we have been increasing the number of reading minutes. Hopefully they can get to twenty minutes soon.

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