The Daily Five
What is the daily 5? The daily 5 is a way of structuring reading instruction so that every student is engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. Students receive whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently and with group members while the teacher provides focused instruction to individuals and small groups.
During our literacy center time we are working on the following Daily Five activities:
Read to Self:
During this station, students will be reading books (leveled & chosen fun books) independently at their seats or in the classroom library. The children will be reading the pictures, reading words, and making connections to their books.
Listen to Reading:
During this center, students will be using the classroom computers and the CD/Tape listening center to listen to stories. The school site that is used on the computer is called Tumble books. You can find the link and password to Tumblebooks on the HRES website.
During this station, students will practice learning high-frequency words in a variety of hands-on ways. Students will work as a group or independently during this station as a way to allow all students to meet individualized learning goals.
Work on Writing:
During this station, students will work independently or with the teacher, parent volunteer or teacher assistant to practice writing letters, making books, and writing sight words.
Read to Someone: At this center, students will have the chance to share their books with group members. These groups are generally chosen by the teacher and students can be found reading together. Students will be able to help each other decode words and make meaning from the books they've chosen to read.