Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Daily Five

The Daily Five is the small group framework we use to practice our reading and writing skills in Kindergarten.  The students rotate through 5 stations that help them practice skills.  The stations are I Read (independent reading), We Read (read with a partner), I Listen (listening to books on the iPads), Word Work (games and activities practicing letters and high frequency words), and I Write (writing in a variety of ways).  As the students rotate through these stations I will begin taking a group to work on specific skills they may need and read pre-decodable and leveled readers.  During the transition period in between stations we have 5-7 minute whole group mini-lessons.  The students are doing very well with this schedule and are staying highly engaged.  For now I am choosing the rotation schedule, but as we build stamina working independently, students will be allowed to choose their stations.

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We Read

I Write (That is our High School Enrichment Student, Lauren Paisley.)

I Listen

Word Work

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