The Daily Five

The Daily 5 is a structured language arts program that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.  The 5 elements that students participate in every day are:  Read to Self, Read with Someone (buddy reading), Listen to Reading, Word Work and Work on Writing. In our kindergarten classroom, we have Read to Self, Listen to Reading, Word Work and Work on Writing on a daily basis and Read to Someone a few times a week.  

Read to self
Students each have a book box full of "right fit" books that they read from during read to self.


Read to someone
Students can practice developing their fluency by reading to someone. 



Work on writing
Students work on original stories, lists, poems, letters, etc... during work on writing. 



Work on words (Workstations)
Students work in partners practicing reading and writing skills in the different stations. Example station work include, stamping sight words, wiki stick sight words, reading poetry, playing sight word games, illustrating a poem, listening to reading, and writing a story.


Listen to reading
Students use CD players, computers, and tape players to listen to fluent reading.

Last Modified on August 18, 2011