Every year, I always begin teaching the Daily 5 activities slowly and in tumble form. This helps students to learn what is happening in each one and form routines/expectations within literacy time. From term 2 onwards I usually implement my Daily 5 task card in place of a tumble.
How does it work?
Students get to choose their own activities within reading time without teacher direction. Students receive their own Daily 5 checklist board (like pictured above) with a little picture of themselves on their one. This type of learning in reading time promotes student agency of their choices in learning, builds responsibility for their actions and is fun - no more teacher telling them what to do!
As i teach Year 3 students I chose to implement a practice version of this in the last week of school. This has helped my students see and know what is coming next term but also have a practice with it. This helps form new routines but practicing the expectations of how it will change. It really has been a great way to move from the tumble based programme to their own choice and would recommend doing a practice before hand to help with those routines.
My students are so excited to begin their real task cards next term after the holidays and I can't wait to see their ownership and responsibility of their learning shift from being teacher led to student led.
Check out this quick video below to see it in action on an ipad!
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So I went to the shops and grabbed some different types of balls to go in my ball pit - being a plastic container box. How does it work?
Students use the recording sheet alongside the box and can play either by themselves or with a buddy. They take turns picking out a ball, saying the word that is on it and then writing it down on the recording sheet. Students would leave that ball they picked out of the box so students can pick it again.
Another way they could play is with the buddy, once they have picked out the balls to swap recording sheets. Students could then ask each other how to spell a word that was picked out!
Lots of great fun using this resource and I can't wait to get this going in word work time!
For the past few years I have created templates that my students (and others across the world) have used for different purposes in learning. Number knowledge, addition, subtraction, spelling practice, word of the week and more! I still have them in seperate slides but really wanted to find a way of making it easier for others to access.
So i put them together in one place >> bit.ly/mrspriestleyictseesawlibrary
Check it out if you're looking for some templates to use in Seesaw!
Ways you can use QR Codes in your classroom:
-children can listen to stories (listen to reading)
-children can listen to stories while reading along with the book (read to self)
The writing process in this resource follows 6 steps displayed on stop signs:
2. 1st Draft
4. 2nd Draft
5. Final Copy
On the Editing and Final Copy stop signs are prompts to stop students to get feedback on their work from either self assessment, peer assessment or teacher feedback.
Also attached in this pack are my feedback slips - which come from my Exit and Feedback Pack. These are in the form of a 'two stars and a wish' feedback prompt. These align with the feedback sections for students to fill in a slip for themselves in self assessment, or be filled in by a peer or teacher. This can be attached to their work so students can remember this in their work.
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