Daily 5 in the intermediate grades?

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  1. scooter503

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    Does anyone on here do Daily 5 with the intermediate grades or upper elementary? If so, what kind of changes/alterations have you had to do? I am taking a workshop and a class on it this summer, and I'm really excited about the idea, but would like some feedback from anyone who is already using it.
     
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  3. melissa803

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    I'm not using it (I'm going to be a reading specialist),but I'm going to try to sell some 6th grade teachers on it next year. I'm not sure about the listening to reading part and maybe kids should be reading the same book in the read to someone part. I'm going to see the Sisters on Saturday so I hope the will address some of the older grades. There's a discussion of Daily 5 on proteacher dot net in the peony room. I'm interested in what others have to say...
     
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    The book recommends using a Daily 3 format in the intermediate grades. I teach sixth and this will be my first year trying it out. The 3 are: Read to Self, Read with Someone and Work on Writing. I plan on using the three each day with 2 mini-lessons (1 for reading and 1 for writing) between the 1st and 2nd rotations and then between the 2nd and 3rd.

    I'm really excited about trying this out in my classroom this year!
    Good luck!
     
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    I am also planning to do the "Daily 3" with my fourth graders this year. I am also doing Word Work, Read to Self, and Read to Someone. I would also love to hear how this works with those that have already implemented it in their intermediate classrooms. I will definitely check out the thread on proteacher...Thanks!
     
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    I would also love to hear from someone who is doing this (or has in the past). I've never tried it...
     
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    This is what I did last year with 4th Grade:

    I had an hour 4x a week and 90 minutes on the other day. My rotations were 20 minutes long and the students had the choice of Independent Reading (IR), Partner Reading (PR), Word Work (WW), and Writing (Wr). I required that they work their way through all 4 before repeating a choice.

    We are working with novels, so this example would be repeated throughout the novel.

    Day 1: Listen to Chapters 1-5 of novel on tape, or teacher reads aloud and students follow along in their books. (Usually this needed to be carried over to day 2.)

    Days 2-7: Students work through rotations of IR, PR, WW, or Wr. Word Work and Writing exercises have to do with vocabulary and writing prompts specific to each of the chapters in this group.

    Day 8: Vocabulary work and reading notebooks (where writing was done) are due; test is given on this chapter group.

    Repeat for the next chapter group.

    We had a mini-lesson on a reading or writing topic 3x a week and I pulled small groups for more intensive instruction so that I worked with each student 3 -4 times during the chapter group.

    It worked extremely well and will be something that I continue next year. I'm looking for some CD players (already have the headphones and the CDs) so that I'll be able to include Listen to Reading as one of my rotations.
     
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    Thanks - that's a great format!
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    I think you could do Word Work in the intermediate grades, too, if it was reinforcement of any Words Their Way or Making Words work you might do. (This is coming from a primary teacher, so I know it would be VERY different for you than for me!) I plan to use some of the games in WTW in Word Work this year.
     

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