Last year I used Daily 5 and it ran beautifully. It took about 6-7ish weeks to get all my stations up and running and at a point where the kids used them independently. I did have the occasional child who wouldn't quite remember what his/her job was, but other than that it was awesome. I was so proud of how it all ran so nicely... And now this.... I am STILL on Read to Self. We were FINALLY able to hit our goal of 20 minutes (although I caught one child napping instead of reading and another crawling around the room), but I really wanted my kids to meet their goal so I went ahead and gave it to them. I am now debating on whether or not I still want to practice building our Read to Self stamina or move on to Read to Someone - my class is VERY talkative so I am quite leery of this next station. I am so disappointed. My class is a handful this year, but I didn't think we would be as far behind as we are. I'd hate to cut out Daily 5...it runs so great when the students do what they are supposed to; however, I am not sure it's going to work this year. What are your suggestions? Has anyone been in my situation in the past - a very difficult to manage class? Do you still do Daily 5 or is there some sort of alternative?