I have been introducing each one of the Daily 5 choices slowly, starting at 1 minute of stamina, then moving to 3 minutes, 5 minutes, and then 10 minutes. It usually takes us a few days to build up to that and I don't introduce a new Daily 5 choice until they have reached 10 minutes. Currently I have introduced Read to Self, Work on Writing and Word Work. This week, since we have learned all three, I will let them choose from all 3 for a few days and I will introduce Listen to Reading later this week.
Here are the different writing tools the students can choose from during Work on Writing:
|These tools are right next to the typing paper/dictionaries. I separated these tools from the dry-erase ones so students wouldn't accidentally use markers on dry-erase boards and dry-erase markers on typing paper.|
Write the Room pages are from the fabulous J. Meacham. You can find it under "Write the Room, By Letter, Long Form)
Letter Tracing Pages are from Learning Page. You have to be a member to download the pages BUT it's free to become a member!
Writing tools labels (pdf version) were created using Microsoft Word. If you want the actual word document you can get that here.
They did such an amazing job with this one! We talked about only writing WORDS/letters on dry-erase boards and typing paper. That was really hard for them to remember but they got it by time we got to 10 minutes of stamina! I am so proud of all of them! Here are some pics of them working.
I was going to group this post with Word Work as well but it's WAY past my bedtime. More to come! :)