Word Work and Work on Writing activities for upper elementary and middle school can be difficult to come by as a lot of Daily 5 resources are created for primary grades. After several years of experience using Daily 5 (or Daily 3 as we refer to it in my classroom), I have put together all of my upper elementary and middle school strategies, activity ideas, posters, and resources to use with Word Work and Work on Writing stations! It took me years to come up with some of these ideas and resources but they are all ready for you! Whether it is your first time using Daily 5 or you have been doing it for years and need new ideas, these materials will save you time and your students will have fun reading and writing. Everything provided will navigate you through an entire school year using Daily 5 and is recyclable from year to year. Included in this set you will find:
+ 10 pages of teacher suggestions and ideas for making Daily 5 work in upper elementary and middle school. This includes classroom setup, management, procedures, and information about free resources that your students will love.
+ 20 Word Work activity cards. Print and laminate these cards and you will have all the activities you need to last the entire year. Add the materials listed to your station and your Word Work station is set.
+ 7 posters/signs to hang in your Word Work and Work on Writing stations with commonly asked questions, expectations, and goals. Hang these and your students will never need to interrupt you, when working with other students, to ask questions or because they are unsure of what to do.
+ Any needed worksheets are provided to go with your Word Work station. Instructions and pictures are also provided to help you inexpensively create items needed for certain activities.
I am often asked to share how I use Daily 5 with other teachers throughout my district. My reading and writing class works like a well oiled machine using these procedures, ideas, and activities. Students enjoy the activities so much that they do not even realize they are doing school work.
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