I have done Daily 5 for 3 years with success. I am not having success AT ALL this year! It is day 6 and we still haven't made it 3 minutes with reading to self. There is interruption, getting up, using the bathroom, spacing out, humming, etc. I have even had to send kids to time out. Today I started assessing kids (because I HAD to) and my second graders are so low! Of the 10 I assessed only 2 read up through the 2nd grade words on the San Diego Quick Assessment, 6 didn't make it past the PRIMER level, one struggled at pre-primer and 1 got through first grade. I have two kids that I am sure read at a late second/early third grade level, but haven't checked yet formally. They just read everything in sight (Junie B. Jones, those Flower Fairy books, Geronimo Stilton, etc.) I do have a number of challenging students (ADHD, Dyslexia) but I have modeled, modeled, modeled and we have done all the lessons. Like I said, I have done this for three years. I think I just have too many kids who can't read even level C, D books and are not able to sustain their attention by "reading the pictures" like a first grader might because they are discouraged and this is a pattern for them (not being able to read the books they want to read.) I feel I need to ditch Daily 5 until I get them some stronger skills. Any ideas?? (I have already been doing shared reading of poetry, but even then, a lot of them don't follow along or pretend to read. We composed lists of word family words and they read those. We read our word wall words. Today in science, they read the activity which had several questions that repeated like "which spider is the biggest? which spider is the fastest?" which they did well on. HELP PLEASE!!!!