Daily 5


Words to Use

A Culture of Thinking

Article

Stopping the, I don't know what to write about mind-set.

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Word Work—Who and How Long?

Article

We’ll tell you how we differentiate between grade levels for this valuable Daily 5 choice. 

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Word Work with Our Youngest Learners

Article

Some tips for creating independent and successful students who are doing Word Work. 

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Word Work–Which Words?

Article

The words for word work really depend on student need.  

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Fun with Sight Words, Part 2 of 2

Article

Here are four more sight word activities that will make your students smile as they learn their sight words.

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Word Work–Words to Practice and Ways to Practice

Video

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

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Launching Word Work with Older Students

Video

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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Word Work Choice–Write the Room

Video

Janet is introducing a new Word Work choice to some of our youngest learners It's called 'Write the Room.'

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High Frequency Words–A Clever Way to Learn Them

Lesson

High frequency words comprise over 75% of a child's written and reading language.  Learning them with automaticity allows for the brain to keep open space for comprehending text.  Here Trish Prentice shows a clever way for young children to learn these important words.

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Word Collectors

Article

This simple tool helps students to expand their vocabulary.  

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A Big Word Collector for the Bulletin Board and How We Use It

Article

This chart is easy to make and a wonderful way to build new vocabulary together.

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2 Examples to Demonstrate Word Choice

Video

Gail uses 2 different pieces of writing to demonstrate the purpose of finding the right words.

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