Saturday, August 27, 2011

Daily 5

We started Daily 5 on Friday. The 1D teachers LOVE to read, so we were extremely excited to begin Daily 5.  Our first piece of Daily 5 is Read to Self. We worked together to create a chart for Read to Self Rules. This is what we came up with: Read silently. Get started right away. Read the whole time. Stay in one place. Work on building stamina. We will review these rules frequently over the next few weeks to make sure that we have a great atmosphere for reading.

Each 1D kid now has his/her own book box. Over the next few weeks we will learn how to choose "just right" books.  We also made a chart for 3 Ways to Read a Book ~ we decided that you can Read the words (silently or out loud), Read the pictures, and Retell the story. We will use all three ways of reading during our Daily 5 Literacy time.

We will continue to build on the Daily 5 so that eventually students will be involved in all 5 literacy components - Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Work on Writing, and Listen to Reading. For more information about the Daily 5, click on the 1D Literacy link on the right side of this blog.

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