Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Daily 5

This is my second year trying the Daily 5 and Cafe.  The Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks that are much like centers but are run much more independently.  Students complete these daily tasks while the teacher meets with individual or small groups.  Students have 5 tasks: Word Work, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing, and Listen to Reading.  The Cafe is teaching strategies that students learn to help them become better readers.  Here are a several pictures of my classroom set up for Daily 5 and Cafe.

Work on Writing: they have many choices for story prompts, sticker stories, squiggle stories, or writing letters.  It's all at this one location in the room for them to choose from.  I also have markers, date stamps, mini word walls, and blank paper for the kids to use. 

The Cafe Menu Wall: Each time I teach a new strategy for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, or Expand Vocabulary, we post it here.  This is also how we organize our strategy groups.  Strategy groups basically take place of guided reading and readers on the same level being in the same group.  These strategy groups are flexible. 

My Daily 5 Wall: Explains in kid terms what each of the 5 tasks are.  

Book Boxes: (Please excuse my book boxes and the way they look... they have been really put to good use the past few years and it's time to get new ones.)  Each student has a book box with books that THEY choose to read on their level.  

The rest of my Daily 5 Wall: It has our stamina building charts, 3 Way to Read a Book, and iPick (a chart on how to choose the right level book).

iPick Poster to teach how to choose a "good fit book".
I am going to eventually post pictures for all of the areas along with my i-charts.  As this year has went on, things have worn out and I need to remake some items.

These are versions of the Daily 5 Tracking Chart I use to keep track of what the students choose each day.  There are three Daily 5 Rounds each day that last for twenty minute increments.  I plug in mini-lessons (or focus lesson as the "Sisters" call them) in between the rounds.

Tracking Sheet 1

Tracking Sheet 2
You can download this one here

1 comment:

  1. Your daily 5 stuff looks good! I'm anxious to hear how the kids I had are doing. Youre making learning fun and that's what those kids need. Wake county is forgetting about that.