What is a Community?
As you know, our Daily Five rotations consist of 5 choices. 1. Read to Self- we practice reading books on our own reading level. 2. Read to Someone- we read appropriate level texts to or WITH a buddy. 3. Work on Writing-we “write” the room, books, stories and practice labeling pictures. 4. Listen to Reading- stories are read aloud to us on cd players or leapreaders to help with comprehension and fluency. 5. Word Work- we explore and practice with letters and words.
This time of our day is when each student receives targeted instruction on his/her appropriate level from the teachers in small groups while the rest of the students are engaged in independent literacy activities from our Daily Five. Some students are working on Guided Reading with Ms Liz and others are doing Word Study groups with Ms Tricia. Our Guided Reading groups and word study groups are going wonderfully and the students are all growing as readers and writers.