Reading - Look who's reading in the Den...the Lions are!!

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    The Daily Five is a structure that will help students develop the daily habits of reading, writing and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.

    Read to Self

    • Students read "good fit" books from their book boxes 
    • Think of a "good fit" book like shoes...you must choose shoes based on the purpose, interest, and size.
    • How do I choose a "good fit" book? 
    • I PICK Good Fit Books
      • I choose a book
      • Purpose-Why do I want to read it?
      • Interest-Does it interest me?
      • Comprehend-Am I understanding what I am reading?
      • Know-Do I know most of the words?

    Read to Someone

    • Students read with a partner to practice fluency.
    • They must sit EEKK (elbow to elbow and knee to knee)
    • Students can read the same book and choral read
    • Students can read different books and check each other for understanding

    Listen to Reading

    • Students have the opportunity to listen to books on CD

    Work with Words

    • Students participate in a variety of word study activities
    • They may sort words, play games, or use magnetic letters to build words

    Work on Writing

    • Students engage in writing activities