Posted Date: 09/15/2017
Daily Five is our literacy block in our classroom. It is not a program, but a management system that allows students to work on authentic reading practice while I meet with small groups and individual students. In the beginning of the year, we will spend a great deal of time learning how and how not to behave during Daily Five time. This explicit teaching of behaviors allows Daily Five time to run smoothly, as all students know exactly what to do, so that I can focus my attention on very individualized reading instruction.
During Daily Five time, students will participate in a 30 minute block of teacher led mini-lessons on reading strategies, phonics and grammar all of which come from our reading series, Journeys. Students also will participate in self-selected literacy activities for 60 minutes. The children will come to love and crave this time each day to become fantastic readers and writers!
Here are 5 activities students can choose from: Word Work, Read to Someone, Read to Self, work on Writing and Listen to Reading.