In our class this year we will be basing our Language Arts study around the Daily 5. These are 5 skills we want to work on every week to become outstanding readers and writers.
The first of our Daily 5 skills that we have been learning is Read to Self. We will practice this skill first thing every morning for the whole year. We are learning how to sit down and read by ourselves for an extended period of time. Each day we try to increase our stamina, which means reading with good reading habits. Today we reached 7 minutes of reading quietly to ourselves. Eventually we will work up to 15 minutes each day.
While students aren’t able to read the words yet, we are developing good reading thought processes like using the pictures to figure out the story, or finding the letters or words we can recognize. This will help us become great readers!