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The Daily Five

  In reading, the classroom structure I use is called "Daily Five".  Soon your child will come home excited to talk to you about "The Daily Five".  It is a literacy structure that teaches independence and gives children the skills needed to create a lifetime love of reading and writing.  It consists of five tasks that are introduced individually.  Then, the children work on building stamina until they are successful at being independent.

The Daily Five
1.  Read to Self
2.  Read to Someone
3.  Listen to Reading
4.  Work on Writing
5. Word Work 
This structure is effective, the results are amazing, and the children really look forward to Daily Five time. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. 

Research shows that good readiers use a variety of strategies when successfully reading and comprehending a selection of text.  We feel it's not only important to teach these strategies, but to post them as a refferene fro readiers in the classroom.  CAFE is an acronym that stands for Comprehension, Accurscy, Fluency, and Expanding vocabulary.  Each child has goals and strategies specific to his/her individual needs and therefore will get the direct instruction needed to move forward and become a successful readier.  As these strategies are introduced I will be sending home a Parent Pipeline.  The Parent Pipeline is a letter informing you of the strategy your child is working on and it provided suggestions for assisting your child at home.  Thank you for supporting your child in their quest to become a better reader.

Practicing sight words will help to improve reading fluency! 
Storyline Online' features professional actors reading notable children's books and extending supplemental activities for each book co-developed by an early literacy specialist.  
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  
Starfall is an website that provides interactive content to help your child with the fundamentals of learning: reading, basic math, shapes, and phonics.