Do you use the Daily 5 and CAFE in your class?
Perhaps you are familiar with this series of books:
I attended “Hacking the Daily Five” presented byVictoria Olson MsVictoriaOlson and Sara Boucher @MsGeekyTeach. Victoria and Sara demonstrated how to integrate technology with the Daily 5. They focused on Google and iOS Apple tools. To get session resources, go to the links below:
They gave a Daily-5-Disclaimer saying they don’t follow every aspect of the Sister’s Approach. They hack it. Victoria and Sara do stick with the 5 parts of the program. In each of these areas, I learned something new.
Read to Self New Learning:
- Literably A website where students can read text and the online service provides a running record. I think this is pretty cool, but I like that Victoria emphasized that nothing beats the classroom teacher sitting down with a student. Nothing.
- Google and Explain Everything: Victoria fills a Google folder full of books she has downloaded from Reading A-Z. Students can then bring those books into Explain Everything and record their reading. The key idea for me was the idea of using Google and Explain Everything to make a library of things for students to read. I would like to put in shared reading from the previous week, books I have written, classbooks, as well as texts I have access to use.
Read to Someone New Learning:
- Have two students record their reading and then switch iPad devices.
- Invite guest authors via Skype and Google Hangout or even invite parents to read to students if they can make a short break during their work day!
Listen to Reading New Learning:
- Tools and Websites for Listening to Reading:
Work on Writing New Learning:
Word Work New Learning:
Websites for Word Work:
- Spelling City (also an iOS App)
- Funbrain and play Mad Libs
- Florida Center for Reading Research