Friday, July 30, 2010

Chapter 7 Putting it all Together pp.91-106

Congratulations, You have finished our summer book club!

Reflection: Now that you have finish The Daily Five, what are your concerns of integrating this program in your classroom? What do you need to get started?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Chapter 6 Work on Writing and Word Work pp.79-90

" You don't learn to write by going through a series of preset writing exercises. You learn to write by grappling with a real subject that truly matters to you"
- Ralph Fletcher

Relection: What is the difference between Writing during the Daily 5 and Writer's Workshop? What will Writing and Word Work time look like in your classroom?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Chapter 5: Read To Someone & Listen To Reading p.59-78

E lbow to E lbow
K nee to K nee

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What are some DRIVERS (why it would work) and PREVENTORS (why it might not work) to establishing the "Read to Someone" piece of The Daily Five?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Chapter 4: Read to Self pp. 45-58

Look here for a "Read to Self I Chart" download from "the sisters"


How will The Sisters' plan to launch " Read to Self "change your traditional back-to-school lesson plans ? How will you know if the lesson is successful?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Chapter 3: What is the Difference? p.27-42

  • Gathering Place
  • Good Fit Books
  • Book Boxes
  • Anchor Charts
  • Repeated Practice
  • Signals
  • Check In
  • Modeling


Which of the Daily Five routines do you already implement? Which of the routines would you like to implement next year? Why?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Chapter 2: ...Foundations of the Daily 5 p.17-25

"If we are instructing so much that the students don't get a chance to read, or if we are counting working in a workbook as reading time, then we are not giving them enough time to become better readers and writers." p.24 paragraph 3


What "worthwhile and meaningful activities" make up the bulk of your instructional time? How does this impact your students' reading?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Chapter 1: Introduction p. 3-15

The 5 Daily Components:
  • Read to Yourself
  • Read to Someone
  • Work on Writing
  • Listen to Reading
  • Spelling/Word Work


After reading about the daily five componets, how are they like and different from what you have been doing in your classroom?