I teach 5th grade and we use guided reading and Daily 5. Normally in primary grades, I'm used to students joining me at the kidney table, and after the intro (depending on the day) they all read silently. I tap on their book and listen to them read, help w phonics, maybe do a running record. They work on part of the book and if you get to the end of that section they go back and re-read until I've listened to all of them. In 5th grade this is an uncomfortable process. We are reading larger chapter books and it takes well over a week to get through them. How do the kids read? And when do they read? For example, do they read aloud one at a time? (round robin, picked at random, they volunteer?) Do they read silently? Do you ever listen in? Do you read to them? Do they read at the group, or beforehand either at home or at their desk? I feel like if we read during group, we either spend the whole time reading and never have enough time to discuss.... Or we read fewer pages to leave room for discussion, but it takes months to finish one book! If they read on their own before the group meets, comprehension can be a bit iffy.... Thoughts??