Daily 5 Stations. Today was the first day that we did our Daily 5 stations in class and I am so pleased with how it went!
I am currently using 5 stations (read to self, read to someone, work on writing, work on words, and meet with the teacher). I will be sharing more about this later this week with you all. Sorry about the poor quality of pictures, but you've got to love the iPhone! :) When students are meeting with me this week, we are doing an activity that goes along with out persuasive unit that we are currently doing. When we finished, this is what our article looked like. We did some things on the article like... Once we finished reading and marking the article, we then worked together to write a persuasive paragraph together using the OREO technique. My librarian actually gave me this article and it was from an old Scholastic Scope magazine. We have also been making lots of anchor charts together in class too. Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday! The Daily 5: CAFE. Welcome Updates About Mrs. Maiolo Site Map The Daily 5: CAFE Don't try to implement these ideas on your own!
My other favorite books on Readers' Workshop: "Click here" links are pdfs - doc version (when available) is at the end of each description. Click here to download a curriculum map I created of the 2nd grade FL Sunshine State Standards for Reading/Language Arts with CAFE Strategies and Chapter references from these two books included. Click here to download my version of the CAFE menu - all columns are blank and converted to FACE ("The FACE of a Reader") which I will give to my students to add to over the course of the year. [ FACE blank.doc ] Click here to download labels for the above blank FACE menu - these are labels (rows of 10 of each strategy) with all of the FACE strategies to stick to the blank menu as they are taught - I left a margin on the right side of each label because I think they will need to be trimmed in order to fit on the menu. [ cafelabels.doc ] Daily 5 Choice Boards-Intermediate Style.
In fourth grade, I do not do a choice board for Daily 5.
I really don't have the space or the time. In the past, I have always just verbally asked students for their choices and recorded them on my clipboard. It doesn't take too much time if they are quiet and prepared to give me their choice. At this point in the year, if they can't tell me their choice when I call their name, they get skipped. If they don't get the choice they wanted, tough. At the top, I have written 'Why? On average, I usually only get to do two daily 5 choices each day. Students will keep this in their literacy binders and turn in every Friday.
Daily 5 Choice Boards-Intermediate Style. Daily 5 Choice Boards-Intermediate Style. Daily 5 – Posters and Management Cards « Mrs. Santillana's 3rd Grade Resources. Daily 3: Word Work. **Edit 8/2/12: The activities described in this post are now available for a FREE DOWNLOAD on my brand new Teachers Pay Teachers Store!
Awhile back I did a post about how I run Daily 3 (modified Daily 5) in my classroom, including how I manage my materials. Since I showed my Word Work choice board, I've received some questions about what exactly my students do for their independent Word Work. Well, fasten your seat belts, it's Word Work time!! When I first started learning about the Daily 5 a few years ago, I struggled with the word work piece. The examples that The Sisters outline in the book are really better suited to primary students. Below, all handouts and instruction cards are stored in a bin of hanging files: Here's a closer look inside the file bin: At the very front is a folder with the Weekly Word List. Also mounted on the cabinets are two pocket charts with the weekly words: The blue pocket chart has the 8 weekly words from our literacy story.
Daily 5 creates confident, independent learners! I recently started having my students sign up to read for the class.
Each day a student gets to pick a "good fit" book and read to the rest of the class. This has been really wonderful for my reluctant readers. Because they are so comfortable with their classmates and confident in their ability, every student has willingly signed up. I truly believe that implementing the Daily 5 this year has allowed my students to take risks and push themselves further than a traditional guided reading program would have allowed. The Daily 5 gives students choices and creates independent learners. Our Daily 5 includes Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, and Word Work. Using blogging for Work on Writing has also brought out the best in my students. At first I was reluctant to do Read to Someone because I was afraid the students would not stay focused and it would get too loud.