Daily 5


Quick Start Guides

We've gathered some of our best articles, videos, and downloads on one page to help you smoothly and successfully launch each of the Daily 5. 

Quick Start Guide 1—Read to Self

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Read to Self is the first of the Daily 5 choices to be launched because it is the foundation for developing independent readers and writers. 

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Quick Start Guide 2—Work on Writing

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Work on Writing provides students with the additional support and practice time required to become fluent, proficient writers.  

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Quick Start Guide 3—Read to Someone

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Reading with someone helps readers, especially developing readers, increase comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and prosody. In addition, children love partner reading and readily participate with books of their choosing, increasing engagement, attention, and collaboration. 

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Quick Start Guide 4—Word Work

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During Word Work, students experiment with spelling patterns, memorize high-frequency words, and develop a genuine curiosity and interest in new and unique words. By playing with words, word patterns, word families, prefixes, suffixes, and so on, students hone their knowledge of words and increase their writing skills. 

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Quick Start Guide 5—Listen to Reading and Sharing

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Listen to Reading provides pronunciation and expression models that can come only from hearing fluent and expressive examples. It is beneficial to our young readers and our reluctant and struggling older readers, and a great benefit to our English language learners. 

Sharing is an important part of our day. We use sharing to teach, learn, and celebrate. 

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