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1 Marge Finan Woodland Heights Elementary The Daily 5For the Kindergarten ClassroomThesof First GradeMarge Finan Woodland Heights Elementary
2 Thank You for Coming What is the Daily 5? Sample Text Two Sisters, Gail Boushey & Joan Moser, co- authored the book, “The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades.”Student-driven management structure designed to create routines for student independence.Fully engages students in reading and writing.Incorporates five literacy tasks to ensure balanced literacy approach.Thank You for ComingSample Text
3 How is it Different? Productive approach that encourages independent literacy centers.Allows teachers to facilitate guided reading and remediate students.Less worksheets and more hands-on learning.Encourages love of reading!
4 Misconceptions The Daily 5 is nothing new. Similar to literacy centers – different namesbut designed to be more independent.No need to reorganize, just restructure.Your room is fine just the way it is!
5 Daily 5 Components Read to Self Read to Someone Listen to Reading Work on WritingWord WorkSisters and others are moving closer to Daily 3 and eliminating Read to Someone and Listen to Reading.
6 Core Foundations Trusting Students Providing Choice Nurturing CommunityCreating a Sense of UrgencyBuilding StaminaStaying Out of the Way (to encourage independence)
7 Key Materials and Concepts Establish a Gathering PlaceBook Boxes filled with Good-Fit Books (I PICK)Anchor or I-Charts (for independence)Repeated Practice (to build Muscle Memory)Signals & Check InCorrect/Incorrect Model
8 Read to Self The first step in the Daily 5 Foundation for creating independent readers and writersStart small and build as you goWhy – To become a better readerBuilds stamina and muscle memory
9 Read to Someone Helps students learn to collaborate and be flexible. Desired behavior - EEKK: Elbow to Elbow, Knee to Knee, I’ll read to you; you’ll read to me.I Read, You Read (improves fluency).Choral Reading (supports challenged readers).
10 Listen to Reading Provides “lap time” that many children miss out on. Provides auditory support of being read to.Books on tape, CD, or websites are great resources.Headphones can be tricky.
11 Work on WritingProvides writing practice and intense focused instruction through small, guided groups.Sustained writing of students’ choice – writing that matters to them.Encourage “stretching” words.Handwriting could be included.
12 Word Work Focus on spelling and vocabulary work. Experiment with words for learning, practicing spelling patterns, and memorizing sight words.Tubs clearly labeled with words and pictures and filled with goodies like wikki sticks, magnetic letters, fancy pens, word lists, etc.Make it independent and fun!
13 Launching Daily 5 Start slowly and patiently! Prepare a “book box” for each student and fill with class-made, emergent, and leveled readers.Organize classroom library.Allows students to choose & return books easily.Release responsibility gradually.
15 Launching Daily 5Work with students to describe a new skill or behavior; use I-charts.Model it, practice it, talk about the skill again, and repeat the practice.Discuss until behavior becomes a habit.
18 Day One Establish a gathering place. Teach children to respond to a signal so they know when it is time to check-in.Create Sense of Urgency for Read to Self.Example – Read “How Rocket Learned to Read” by Tad Hills. Discuss excitedly that they are ready to read.
19 Day One (Continued)Brainstorm Read-to-Self behaviors and write ideas on an I-Chart.Have 1 – 3 students model appropriate Read-to-Self behaviors.Have 1 – 2 students model inappropriate behaviors; then have them model correct behaviors.Have a three-minute practice period.Check in to encourage self-reflection. Thumbs up in front of hearts signal independence and success; a thumb sideways means they could do better.
20 Day Two Read the class’ favorite picture, easy reader. Example – Read “Pete the Cat” by Eric Litwin.Next, just read the pictures. Then, retell the story.Brainstorm and make an I-Chart forthe three ways to read a book.Have a three-minute practice period.Check-in to reflect.
21 Day Three Introduce Stamina & Muscle Memory. --behavioral habits Example – Read “DEX the Heart of a Hero” by Caralyn Buehner.Talk about how Dex had to build his exercising stamina to become stronger.It’s hard but keep trying – it takes time!
22 Day Three (Continued) Review I-Charts - Read to Self & 3 Ways to Read a Book.Have students model good & not so good behavior.YAY – It’s time to start building stamina!Might only be for a minute or two.Return to gathering place to check-in for self-reflection.
23 Day Four and BeyondReview I-charts daily to help make thinking permanent and visible.Continue to Read to Self and build stamina.Add a minute or two each day. Let kiddos go as long as proper behaviors are displayed.Enjoy – you’ve made it!
24 Introducing other Components Once you have reached your stamina goal for Read to Self, add another component.Brainstorm and make an I-Chart. Practice and build stamina.Eventually, incorporate into Literacy Centers.Take it slowly - It’s okay if you just chooseto Read to Self!
25 Daily 5 Literacy Centers Do what works and is comfortable for you!Will students know where to go and what to do?Probably not at first – be patient, it takes time.You will need to direct them while encouraging independent learning.Check-in and reflect – you made it!
26 BibliographyBoushey, Gail and Moser, Joan. The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades. Stenhouse Publishers. Portland, Maine