Putting Daily 5 All Together!

Daily 5: Putting in together

My Daily 5 Routine

In this post, I’m going to talk about putting my Daily 5 routine all together. In the past five posts, I’ve reviewed how I introduced each component of Daily 5 into my morning routine! Check those posts out…

Read to Self blog post

Read to Someone blog post

Work on Writing blog post

Word Work blog post

Listen to Reading blog post

Now, I can share how it flows all together! First, we start with our “Rounds” chart. The kiddos know where to look after each round. They break off into their flexible leveled group for a 15-minute component, then check back in at their desks waiting for the next round to begin. I also started to use a projectable version on the smartboard for them to reference since this bulletin board is a bit hidden in the classroom.

Look at these engaged kiddos! They’re all working and on-task. I am pleasantly surprised at how independent these students are during our Daily 5 routine. It gives me a chance to conference on writing and listen to their fluency, and they can do their own activities without interrupting. It takes a lot of practice and a lot of training, but it works!

The students know that they’re allowed to sit around the room for most of the groups. Some of the groups have specific spots that they have to stay in, but for the most part, they have the freedom to roam around the room.

The schedule:

Reading Focus Lesson
Writing Focus Lesson
1st Round
2nd Round
3rd Round
4th Round
5th Round

It usually takes my whole morning, but inside of that time slot, we cover language, grammar, vocabulary, fluency, reading, and writing, which would take over two hours individually. And this gives them a chance for independence and small group interaction.

If you’re interested in learning more about this learning structure, check out the Daily 5 book. Here is an affiliate link to the book on Amazon.

The Daily 5 book link

I don’t think I’ll ever go back! I love my Daily 5 routine!!

For more ideas on how to manage your classroom, check out this post on managing mornings.

Putting Daily 5 together in the classroom

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