Daily 5

  • An overview of the Daily 5 Program
     


    What is the goal of the Daily 5?
    The goal of the Daily 5 is for students to work independently on meaningful reading and writing while the teacher meets with individuals and/or small groups.  Students cycle through 5 tasks:  read to self, read to someone, work on writing, word work, and listen to reading.  Children learn to read by reading, not through a series of worksheets.  This extended reading and writing time allows students to make significant progress in literacy as they take responsibility for monitoring their learning.  

    Read To Self:

    What does this look like?

    1. Read the whole time
    2. Stay in one spot
    3. Read quietly
    4. Work on stamina
    5. Check for understanding                                                                                                                 

    During Read to Self, students will pick "Good Fit Books" to read.

    Use I PICK to find a good fit book:

    I choose a book.

    Purpose ~ Why do I want to read it?

    Interest ~ Does it interest me?

    Comprehend ~ Do I understand what I am reading?

    Know ~ I know most of the words.

    Read To Someone:

    What does this look like?

    1. Sit EEK (elbow, elbow, knee, knee)
    2. Stay in one spot
    3. Read the whole time
    4. Check for understanding
    5. Read with a partner in child's group

                    Work on Writing:

                

    What does this look like?

    1. Write the whole time-students work on writing and becoming an author of their own.  When they finish a "book" they will bring it home to share!
    2. Stay in one spot
    3. Write quietly
    4. Get started right away
    5. Reread your story

                      Word Work:

                

    What does this look like?


    1. Take materials of choice--may be letters, worksheet, read the room
    2. Set up in a quiet location
    3. Work the whole time
    4. Stay in one spot
    5. Work quietly
    6. Get started right away
    7. Try your best

                     Listen to Reading:

                  

    What does this look like?

    1. Log onto computer--a read aloud story site
    2. Listen to the whole story
    3. Listen quietly
    4. Get started right away