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
Work on writing
Work on words (Workstations)