The Daily 5 is one of the best things I have implemented in my room to teach reading. (Thank you, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser! http://www.the2sisters.com/the_daily_5.html) Students are engaged, working, and practicing literacy in many different ways.
This brochure is one of the best ways I have found to hold students accountable, while cutting back on paperwork. I want my students to work hard and spend more time reading, not working on some meaningless assignment. I tell them that they can complete the brochure in any order, as long as it’s complete by the end of the week. Here’s what it includes:
* Reading to self each day
* Reading with someone: recording a question you had, strategies you used to make meaning, and drawing what you visualized.
* Responding to reading: writing about the characters, setting, problem, solution, and a connection you made.
* Listening to reading: Record your favorite part.
* Word Work (developmental spelling): A checklist to sort your words, write your sort on separate paper, and sort with a partner. Naming your pattern and adding new words that match your sort.
*Three things you learned throughout the week about reading.
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