This is my second year trying out elements of Daily 5!
What I like about it?
1. Students may work at their own pace.
2. The biggest "group" is when they are in pairs.
3. There is less prep for me.
4. Everything they are doing is QUALITY and RELEVANT to their needs/interests.
Now in setting up Daily 5 I have forced myself to be patient. I have focused on one area a day, even though I am that chomping at the bit to get started!
We have Read to Self and worked on our stamina....
We have Read to Someone (We are REALLY good at this)....
We fell in LOVE with Cara Carroll's Work on Writing packet.
My kids LOVE to write so this is something they will love all year!
We have Listened to Reading....
Anddddd today I introduced Word Work! My kids can use one of my Ready or Not: Literacy Centers OR work on sight words/spelling words using fun materials seen below!
How Daily 5 works in my room....
My kids have three MUST DO activities before they are released to the choice part of Daily 5.
My kids write in their Reading Response books almost every day! I want them VERY used to responding to literature.
PHEW! Now wish me luck as we implement the full Daily 5 schedule tomorrow! I have decided to include my posters as a freebie for you! There are also a couple of other goodies in there too! Hope you enjoy!