Thursday, June 20, 2013

Daily 5 Part 1

I started Daily 5 in 2011 and I feel like I am now comfortable enough to blog about it and how I started out. When I first started Daily 5 I was completely lost, I had no idea where to start or what to do. But then I discovered Pinterest, Oh My Word! I was in Education Heaven!  I found the Daily 5 for Dummies compiled by Jayne Haenel. Click the picture to grab your copy. It has instructions for the first 20 days of the daily 5 with CAFE instructions also. It's an awesome resource and it has truly helped me kick start Daily 5 in my classroom. ***UPDATE: I found a website where you can download it for free, just click here or click on the picture.


Daily 5 asks to incorporate 5 individual anchor charts on how the stations are supposed to look like. You fill out the anchor charts with your students. Once all the anchor charts are filled out it is suggested to keep these anchor charts up throughout the year so students can refer back to them and remember the "rules."


My classroom is in a portable and I have limited space, so having all 5 anchor charts up was taking up so much valuable space. I still plan to fill out my anchor charts in the beginning of the school year because it helps introduce Daily 5 to the students. I love how Mrs. Lemons has her anchor charts ready to be used for this school year. I plan on making mine look just like this. Thanks Mrs. Lemons!!!


After having the anchor charts up for about 3 weeks or so I will exchange all 5 posters for ONE anchor chart. This anchor chart will stay up through out the year saving me wall space. 


Once my students have mastered the rules of daily 5 they are ready to start their stations. I group my students according to their reading levels. My students to do not get to choose which station they would like to work on. I have a system that I use that tells them which station they are to work on. I put Velcro behind the labels and names so I can switch them around when necessary. 



You can download the station labels for free here.

I strongly suggest you start off by reading the Daily 5 book by "The Sisters" during the summer just to get your feet wet and get a better understanding of what Daily 5 is all about. 



25 comments:

  1. Daily 5 for Dummies is a life saver!!

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  2. It seems you can only get the "Daily 5 for Dummies" if you pay to sign up for scribd. :(

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    1. Reply with your email address. ;)

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    2. Ajsisney@gmail.com

      I would love this document as I am implementing this into my classroom this year.

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    3. Mari.Hannon@fcps.org
      I would also like Daily 5 for Dummies. I am also implementing it this fall. Thanks so much!

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    4. I would also like one.

      jstevenson001@defiance.edu

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    5. Could I have it too please? I just read the book! Am excited! bell@wilmington.k12.pa.us

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    6. I would also like to get a copy of the Daily 5 for Dummies if you could. Michael.donnelly@onslow.k12.nc.us Thank you!

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    7. I would like a copy of the Daily 5 for Dummies please hhbabies@yahoo.com Thank you!

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    8. Hi :) Just click on the first picture and it'll take you there :)

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  3. Got it! :)
    Love your blog... I'm a Texas gal, too so I'll be following you!

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  4. Oh, MAN! That was only a preview. I do need the Daily 5 document. :(

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  5. I too can only get the Daily 5 for dummies if I sign up for Scribd. Is there another way to get it? I want to implement Daily 5 in my classroom this year. I have "the sisters" book and am reading it right now but I am sure I could use more help.

    Thanks,
    Deb Maxey
    maxeysjl@defnet.com

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  6. Is there another way to view the document? I really LOVE that it is so straightforward.

    Katie
    ktmcjones@gmail.com

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  7. I would love a copy as well! Love this post (found you on pinterest). Thanks for the advice :)

    aleena_87@yahoo.com

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  8. Agnes.lisec@gmail.com

    I am going to use Daily 5 in my classroom this year and would love the Daily 5 for Dummies handbook!

    Please and Thank you!

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  9. I would love to finish reading the Daily 5 for Dummies...

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  10. I would like one too! jferrell@hamiltonschools.us

    Thanks!

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  11. I would like a copy also please. Thanks. Fourthgrade@stmarysmission.org

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  12. I would love a copy also. I am implementing this year! airbornewife33@yahoo.com THANK YOU!!!!

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  13. I would love a copy. I have been trying to implement and things aren't going the way I want! KSyd78@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  14. Thanks so much for your post. I am "Jane-come-lately" Just really hearing about Daily 5 and would love to try it in my fourth grade classroom. Reading everything I can get my hands on. I have The Sisters' book and would love to read "For Dummies". Can you send me a copy also. kelbro321@hotmail.com
    Thanks!

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  15. I love your daily five ideas. I want to implement the daily five this year and the daily five for dummies will help a lot. What books do you use to teach the strategies? My email address is twenam@hotmail.com. Would love to hear from you.

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  16. I love your daily five ideas. I want to implement the daily five this year and the daily five for dummies will help a lot. What books do you use to teach the strategies? My email address is twenam@hotmail.com. Would love to hear from you.

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