As part of our new reading program I have been trying to incorporate a new routine that seems to be working with creating more independent learners and is student driven.  This routine is called The Daily 5.  Everyday during our reading workshop block I try to structure our activities around these 5 basic routines.

  1. Read to Self
  2. Read to Someone
  3. Work on Writing
  4. Listen to Reading
  5. Word Work

During our whole group time we read the story Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes By Eric Litwin.


 Then students practiced reading accompanying color books from our reading program and Reading A-Z based on the leveled readers in.  Students are able to independently these books because they have had practice reading these books before and they are on their level.  Shown below are pictures of read to someone.

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For work on writing they wrote and drew a picture about their favorite color using displayed color words at a center.  As a class we created a bar graph.

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