•                                                                 Daily Five

       

       The students will be participating in a literacy program called the Daily Five. The Daily Five is a literacy structure that teaches independence and gives children the skills needed to create a lifetime love of reading and writing. It consists of five tasks that are introduced individually. The five tasks are: “Read to Self”, “Read to Someone”, “Listening to Reading”, “Work on Writing”, and “Work on Words”. When introduced to each task, the children discuss what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like to engage in the task independently. Then, the children work on building their stamina until they are successful at being independent while doing that task.
       
       Once all five tasks have been introduced, the children will be fully engaged in reading and writing activities. This will allow me to work with small groups and confer with children one on one. This structure is effective, the results are amazing, and the children really look forward to Daily Five time. Ask your child about Daily Five and see what he/she has to say. I anticipate your child will tell you about how to read a book by himself or herself or with a partner. We have been focusing on this aspect to build their stamina! You might even hear about their visits to the word center!

     

             I look forward to watching the children grow as readers and writers through this program!