November 06, 2012

Daily 5 Ideas

You guys asked... and I am delivering.
Here is a small picture into how I do the Daily 5!
I do 8 literacy stations each and every day for about an hour and a half in the mornings.

Here are my stations:
1. Read to Self- using book baskets
2. Read to Others- using book baskets
3. Listening to Reading- I provide several listening stations based on what we are learning
4. Word Work- letter and sound work from that week's letter
5. Writing- handwriting practice this early in the school year
6. Teacher- I work with small groups everyday to teach them to read
7. Learning- my assistant works with a small group on learning skills as well
8. Technology- iPads and iPods with reading/phonics/letter activities

Why? Well, for starters, I do not think K students become better readers without the assistant of their teachers. That is why my assistant and myself like to read and creative write with my students everyday. After all, I am still working on tracking text, turning pages, and using the picture clues on some students.  It does not help young readers to read only with their teacher once a week. They need more from me!

Secondly, I also think students need to know how to use technology to read and how to turn the pages in an actual book.You can't teach them one and not the other.

Also, I also think if I focus on handwriting in their writing station, I can work them up to great creative writing in the near future. My students write better in small groups, but work hard in handwriting here. By the end of the year, this will be an independent writing station. 

So here were my exact stations today!
My assistant read through the Let's Play Ball reader with her group before putting it in the students' book baskets. My group also worked on playing a memory game with their new spelling words. We had to sound out each word and discuss whether it was matching or not. 

Here is a picture of my choice board.
Click here to get my Starting Literacy Work Station set which has my choice board and cross off sheets.
Click here to get my Kk Activities that I use with Daily 5 activities each week. (This is where the writing activities from today came from.)

I hope this peek helps! If so, I will be happy to show you more!

4 comments:

  1. This is really similar to what I'm doing Mary. But I don't have the luxury of Ipods and Ipads. I have four stations and my Guided Reading groups. Each station is scheduled for only 10 minutes, while my group lasts 20 minutes. So basically there are three rotations. I'm not doing choice yet, but my students do not rotate with the same partners. I have one half rotating one way and the half another so partners switch at each station. My assistant works with the students in each center part of the time and then works on letter recog. with our lowest group. I try to have choice in Word Work or Writing each day. We've concentrated on handwriting in Writing also until they gain some command of writing skills. We've also done working on good illustrations or labeling some days.

    Donna W.

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  2. hello,
    I have several stations, slightly different than most and would appreciate a little feedback. (second semester) One where they write and/or draw about a read aloud in order, one where they write and/or draw what they did yesterday during the day and one more with writing where the students copy sentences from the board that i have written that contain a small story with weekly site words included (they get to change out the ending when they copy from board. They do read to a friend in a small library where they get to pick from leveled books, they read to themselves in another center with leveled books. Another center, (which I don’t know how to label wordwork, read to self) is where I have pictures set up with words or small sentences on the back that the student must read and then flip over to help with pronunciation. An example is “watermelon” they try and read it, “wa-tr-mee-lon and once they are done they can flip it over and realize “watermelon” and try and read it again. A word work one that I have is putting together random syllables from a bag (2 to 3 at a time) writing them down and reading it. They are for the most nonsense words, but they are really picking it up. I also have the typical and writing practice and the listening stations at computers.
    This is the first time I share my work, please let me know what you think.
    Ivan G.

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  3. I'll be teaching half day kindergarten this year and would like to do Daily 5, but I'm not sure what to do about read to self and read with someone for the first half of my year when my students can't read yet...I don't have access to leveled readers besides those in the Reading Street curriculum, although I might get a reading a-z account (but with 40+ kinders, it would take a loooong time to assemble enough books!) I taught daily five in first grade in a different district last year but had plenty of leveled books available so this year I'm not sure what to do. I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions! You could also email me at: perkinsas @ gmail . com. Thank you!!

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  4. I'll be teaching half day kindergarten this year and would like to do Daily 5, but I'm not sure what to do about read to self and read with someone for the first half of my year when my students can't read yet...I don't have access to leveled readers besides those in the Reading Street curriculum, although I might get a reading a-z account (but with 40+ kinders, it would take a loooong time to assemble enough books!) I taught daily five in first grade in a different district last year but had plenty of leveled books available so this year I'm not sure what to do. I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions! You could also email me at: perkinsas @ gmail . com. Thank you!!

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