Digging into ELA Curriculum Ms. A. Hilliard, IC August 6, 2013
Stand next to the color of your choice! Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Brown
Red – Talk about something or someone you love or are passionate about. Orange – Talk about a successful event in your life. Green – Talk about what you would do with a million dollars. Blue – Talk about a calming and relaxing place where you would like to be right now. Brown – Talk about your strongest point. Yellow – Talk about something that has brought you great joy in life.
Color Meanings RedPassion, Love OrangeSuccess Joy, Happiness GreenMoney BlueTranquility, Calm, Relaxation BrownStrength Yellow
Goals for the Session Overview of the Daily 5 View modeled and guided reading lessons Create and model an ELA lesson Reflections
Essential Questions? How can I incorporate all the necessary skills into my 90 minute reading block? What should my focus be during the 90 minute reading block?
Would you like to successfully… Differentiate instruction in your classroom? Teach children in small groups? Confer individually with students? Do all of this while the rest of your class is fully engaged in independent reading and writing activities?
The Daily Five is a literacy structure that allows for differentiation in the classroom and provides consistency. It is an integrated literacy instruction and classroom management system for use in reading and writing workshops. It is a system of five literacy tasks that teaches students independence. What is The Daily Five?
What sets The Daily Five Apart? For Teachers…. Deliver 3 – 5 whole group lessons each day Teach 3 – 4 small groups of children each day Confer with 9 – 12 individual students each day Hold all students accountable for eyes- on-text For Students… Engaged in the act of reading and writing for extended amounts of time Receive focused instruction on building and maintaining independence Receive tailored instruction through whole group, small group, and/or individual conferring, by their skilled classroom teacher, each day
The Daily Five is…. 1)Tasks 5 tasks 2)System Teaching all students independence 3)Structure Providing consistency
The Daily Five does NOT hold content, it is a structure. Content comes from your curriculum. Work on writing = structured time to write Read to self = structured time to read
What does it look like ? BRIEF whole group instruction One round of Daily 5 BRIEF whole group instruction 2 nd round of Daily 5 BRIEF whole group instruction 3 rd round of Daily 5
Brain research from Michael Grinder shows that a childs age is equal to how many minutes of direct instruction they can stick within the upper cortex of their brain. After that time, thinking shifts to the lower cortex (which controls eating, sleeping, breathing). This is why direct instruction lessons are BRIEF!!
Why is it called The Daily Five? There isnt time for five rounds! It is called The Daily Five because there are five literacy components for children to choose from when they go off to work. These components are: It is called The Daily Five because there are five literacy components for children to choose from when they go off to work. These components are: Read to Self Read to Self Read to Someone Read to Someone Listen to Reading Listen to Reading Work on Writing Work on Writing Working with Words Working with Words It is NOT called The Daily Five because they have to do all 5 each day.
These foundations are important to The Daily Five: Trusting students Providing choice Nurturing community Creating a sense of urgency Building stamina Staying out of students way once routines are established
In terms of The Daily 5, meaningful learning will require mutual trust and respect between the teacher and the student. We are all valuable and unique and worthy of respect and caring. It is trust that allows students to become independent learners. It is trust that allows the teacher to focus energy on teaching, not managing behaviors. The Daily 5 will help establish a Sense of Trust
We all know and realize that we need and love structure and routine. These are very much needed in the classroom. In terms of The Daily - Students question: What are my goals in reading and writing? What will I do first? Whom will I choose to work with? What will I accomplish? What was I working on yesterday that I want to continue today? Purpose + Choice = MOTIVATION! Choice motivates students and puts them in charge of their own learning! The Daily 5 will establish a Freedom for Choice
A sense of community provides everyone with ownership to hold others accountable for behaviors, effort, learning, order, and kindness In terms of The Daily 5, everyone rejoices in each others progress. If a classmate is disrupting others during work time, the community will join together to encourage, support, and hold the person accountable for his or her learning behavior. The Daily 5 will establish a Sense of Community
In terms of The Daily 5, creating urgency in the classroom establishes a community where every moment of learning is important. There is a reason why certain tasks are done. An example of why is something like this. Why do we read? Well… research says that reading each day is the best way to become a better reader - its as simple as that! When a person understands the reason for a task, it motivates that person to persevere. The Daily 5 will establish a Sense of Urgency
In terms of The Daily 5, you will need to build up stamina in order to be successful readers and writers. Just think of the process as a runner training for a marathon. If you dont have the stamina to read for thirty minutes, you will not be successful. In fact, you may even become frustrated and lose motivation to succeed. Therefore, it is important that students are taught how to be successful at each of the five key components of The Daily 5. The Daily 5 will establish Stamina
In terms of The Daily 5, once students understand what is expected of them, have practiced strategies, and have built up stamina, it is time to show-off independence! To be successful with The Daily 5, it is important for students to show that they can make decisions on their own and monitor themselves regarding their own progress. By showing independence, it allows the teacher to work with students in small groups (in other words, its a chance for the child to show the teacher that he/she can learn on their own!). The Daily 5 will establish Routines for Independence Stay Out of the Way
Standards K.L.2 – With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. K.L.7 – With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QV1X3u1o3c No, David! by David Shannon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybqNYWqYQp4 David Goes to School by David Shannon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3MuoiYztpE
The more we read together, together, together The more we read together, the happier well be Your books are my books, and my books are your books The more we read together, the happier well be! Transition Song
Read to Self Read to Someone Listen to Reading Work on Writing Word Work In Action
Mini-Lesson – Word Study http://www.pdesas.org/module/conte nt/resources/4391/view.ashxhttp://www.pdesas.org/module/conte nt/resources/4391/view.ashx K.RF.2c – Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single- syllable spoken words. K.RF.2d – Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three phoneme (consonant-vowel- consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/. Short u vowel sound
Mini-Lesson – Writing K.W.1 – Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is…). State our opinion on the favorite illustration in the book. Word Work Write the sentence in your journal and draw the illustration. My favorite illustration is of David _________ because ______________.
Resources Jigsaw 1- www.fcrr.orgwww.fcrr.org 2- www.freereading.net 3- www.readworks.org 4- www.readwritethink.orgwww.readwritethink.org Find the people in your group. Take 20 minutes to review your assigned website. Think of how you can use this information in your classroom. When the bell sounds you will go back to your original group where you will take turns teaching your group about the site and how it can be used in your classroom.
Reflection In your reflection journal, please record the ideas that you have about the information gained today. This is a time for you to decompress from the day. It also models meaningful skills for your students at the end of each day.
Thank You… For your: –Participation –Cooperation and –Attention EVALUATION Go to your schools homepage for the link