We will have three 20 minute sessions where students will be working on these five areas. We do not do it exactly like the book. I require every student to do Read to Self and Work on Writing everyday. For the third session they may choose between the other three options. They are required to rotate between the other options throughout the week. Between the three daily sessions, we will meet together on the carpet to “check-in” and talk about how the session went. While students are working on the Daily 5, I will be meeting with reading groups.
The Daily 5 Tasks
Read to Self
The best way to become a better reader is to practice each day with “Good Fit” books that you have selected yourself. It’s Fun!Work on
Just like reading the best way to become a better writer is to write each day. It’s Fun!
Read to Someone
Partner reading provides opportunities to practice strategies, improve fluency, check for understanding, and hear your own voice while sharing in the learning community.
Expanded vocabulary leads to greater fluency in reading, therefore increasing comprehension. Becoming more proficient as a speller leads to writing fluency and the ability to get your ideas down on paper.
Listen to Reading
Just hearing fluent and expressive reading of good literature expands your vocabulary, helps build your stamina and will make you a better reader.