Daily 5


Launching Lesson

Launch Daily 5 and CAFE Routines in 15 Days

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Guidance for establishing Daily 5 and CAFE, including demonstration videos. Gets you into the routine for completing launch of all activities and strategies at the pace that fits your class.

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Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten, Part 7

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Word Work in kindergarten is fun because the children love manipulating letters to make words. 

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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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Jump-Start Your Learning About the Daily 5

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Whether you are just learning about Daily 5 or wanting to review some of the basics, this page is sure to help.

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Word Work–Words to Practice and Ways to Practice

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Here is a video example of Word Work in the classroom with Joan and Carrie.

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Launching Word Work–Reflecting on the Lesson

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In this video, Gail and Heather, articulate strengths of the lesson and identify challenges that might pop up as this new routine is established.

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Launching Word Work with Older Students

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The Word Work component of Daily 5 provides students with an opportunity to improve their spelling and vocabulary at their just right level.  

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Reflecting on the Launch of Word Work and Listen to Reading

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Janet and Daniel chat with Joan and Gail about the launch of Word Work and Listen to Reading in Daniel's Kindergarten Classroom.

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Kindergarten Reflections–Week 3

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Trish Prentice records her reflections on teaching Daily 5 during the first weeks of school, and lets us in on the adventure.  

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Spelling Patterns with a Small Group

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These students are becoming spelling detectives by recording words with unique patterns that confuse and challenge young readers.

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Launching Word Work–I-Chart

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Watch how Word Work is launched in the classroom using an I-chart.

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Small-Group Word Work–Short e

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This Word Work small group in Natalie Salstrom's class uses a word list to discover spelling patterns and words that don't seem to follow all the rules.

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Launching Chart for Word Work

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Each of the Daily Five has a launching chart, here is Work on Writing.

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