Daily 5! Who loves it? Uses it? Has no idea what it is? Daily 5 is a fantastic way of delivering your reading programme! It has five elements to it that students can practice or work through to build their literacy skills. The aim is for students to be able to manage themselves in Daily 5 but this of course is completely up to you and your students. And some teachers prefer to have control over student choice.
The five elements to Daily 5 are:
-work on writing
-read to self
-read to someone
-listen to reading
You can of course include other elements to it, but these are the basis to a Daily 5 programme. You would have work with teacher or teacher time as well. I first came across it a few years ago on Twitter and to further investigate, I brought this book. It explains everything you need to know about Daily 5 and how to make it work in your class. So I got started, following the book, making changes where possible to suit my kids and work on this Daily 5 journey. I must admit, the first year I started Daily 5 it was a bit of a jumble. But now, my third year into using Daily 5 I really see the benefits my children are receiving from doing it. I teach Year 1/2 students.
So if you are looking for where to get started I'm going to help you out!
First read through my Daily 5 slides. These were made for PRT's at my school to explain what Daily 5 is and how you could run it. I have shared these on my website but here is the link again for you >> Daily 5 PLD Slides
Now you need some resources! I created a huge Daily 5 resource pack to help you get started with Daily 5 in your class! This pack has signs, templates, examples and even self-assessment criteria checklists! Perfect for getting into Daily 5. This is available to purchase on my website or Teachers Pay Teachers page. Purchase this on my website and use the code 'daily5' to get a cheeky discount!
Alongside my above resources I use a Daily 5 checklist. This is once my students have strong routine skills and are ready to self manage their choices in using Daily 5. Each student gets their own copy of a board and crosses out the choices they make during reading time. I have other extra ones in their also to keep it interesting and make sure my students are engaged. This checklist would work great alongside my other Daily 5 resources and is available for purchase from my website or Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Purchase this on my website and use the code 'daily5' to get a cheeky discount!
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