Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Daily Five Book Study ~ Chapter 5

Hi friends! Thanks so much for stopping by to join in the fun of The Daily Five book study, started by Mel {Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations} and Nicole {Teaching with Style}! 
Be sure to stop by their blogs to catch up with Chapters 1 and 2 and more!

I am HUGE fan of the Daily Five and have spread the love for D5 around my school and my district. I hope everyone loves D5 just as much as I do! It is THE single best thing I have implemented into my reading block in the past 7 years!!!

Let's dig into the next chapter...Chapter 5 is all about Read to Someone and Listen to Reading. 

Read to Someone is just what you think it is...reading to someone. Some of us old school peeps might call it buddy reading. One and the same!!! Read to Someone is so important because it:
*models fluency
*reinforces comprehension

Chapter 5 talks about to launch Read to Someone in your classroom and how to model how the students sit together 
{EEKK: Elbow to Elbow, Knee to Knee} Someone out their in blog world came up with this presh poem: LOVE!

We actually Read to Someone twice a day! The first time is during Phonics...I work with half of the class on the carpet with an Explicit Phonics lesson and the other half does Read to Someone with decodeable books on their level and then we switch! So every day, every child Reads to Someone!

The second time my firsties Read to Someone is as a choice during The Daily Five. The kiddos are really good with it...they take it so seriously!!! In my room, only 2 friends can Read to Someone at a time. This really keeps the noise level down as other friends are Reading to Self or Working on Writing. This equates to about 6 friends Reading to Someone every day, so by the end of the week, everyone has gotten to Read to Someone as their choice at least once. 

My kiddos are free to read big books {a firstie favorite!}, poetry, class made books, or our read aloud books on display. The boys usually like to lay on the rug, while the girls like to sit together on my Queen of the Jungle director presh! 

Listen to Reading is another VERY popular choice during the Daily Five! Listen to Reading is an important component of D5 because as children listen to others read they are modeling fluency, as well as being to focus more on comprehension, instead of struggling to sound out words. 

The possibilities for Listen to Reading are endless!

I have 2 individual CD players {I got mine for $20.99 each from Best Buy}

I use CD's and books from Scholastic flyers. I started collecting these during my Student Teaching and have several titles. These are so easy to share across your grade level. 

You can also use iPods! We have 4 to share in our grade level, so we each have one to use. The kiddos think are SO BIG when they use the iPod. I plan to upload all of the Scholastic CD's onto iTunes.

The computers in our classroom are also part of Listen to Reading. My kids use Raz-Kids on the computer and I LOVE it. I set their reading levels and they read books on their level and take a comprehension quiz. Click {HERE} for a free 7 day trial of Raz-Kids. 

Be sure to check out my Daily Five posters and anchor charts. As I introduce each section of the Daily Five, I love to have each student fill in their own anchor chart! I think this helps reinforce the concept, as well as gives the parents something to look at so they can better understand the Daily Five!
  Click {here} to download from TpT for free!

Head over to check out Melissa's post about Chapter 5 on Dilly Dabbles for grades K-3 AND Mechelle's post about Chapter 5 on Barrow's Hodgepodge for 2nd grade!

Now it's time for a PARTY!!!! Join in a linky party to share your thoughts on Chapter 5! PLEASE be sure to link DIRECTLY to your post about Chapter 5! Thanks so much! :)  


Corinna said...

Love your posters Kelli! Thanks for the tip on the CD players. If my Donor's Choose doesn't get funded I will go buy a few of those!

Surfin' Through Second

Tricia said...

I hope you know how awesome you are!!!Thank you so so so much for this freebie. It is just what I was looking for and the colors match my room. I love it.


Anne Tussing said...

You have lots of fantastic ideas! I'd love to have an ipod to use in my classroom. I also LOVE the Read to Someone poem you found:)

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I like the 2 at a time rule. The freebies are adorbs. Love them!

Deanna said...

Thanks for the posters. I love your ideas and I am looking forward to beginning Daily 5 when school starts again!
Think all night…..Teach all day

Rose said...

I just nominated you for the "Versatile Blogger" Award. Stop by my blog to pick up your award. Loving the Daily 5 book study.

"The Wonderful World of Kindergarten"

JennyB said...

Oh, here you guys are! I got lost for awhile, but here I am... Thanks for the posters, they look great!
Will post and link up soon! :)
Funtastic Fun in First Grade

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the insights! I've been a little behind in D5 Book study posting, but I thouroughly enjoyed reading your post and I'm going hopping!!!!

Kristen said...

I'm am hoping to implement the Daily 5 in my classroom this year. Do you mind sharing how you organize your classroom library and how/when your kiddos find their "good fit" books?

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing the posters! I LOVE them! However, is there any way you could switch out a few of the white children pictured for a more diverse group? I would GREATLY appreciate it!

Bridget Faust said...

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