*Update: These are redesigned and updated with fonts by Jen Jones (so ADORABLE) and some bright chevron colors! See the blog post here!
Have you heard of the Daily 5? If you're a Pinterest hunter like me, you probably have. If not, you are missing out! It's a wonderful independent structure for literacy education created by "The 2 Sisters," Gail Boushey, and Joan Moser. It has completely revolutionized my teaching and created gloriously self-driven students in my kindergarten class. I can't wait to see how they do as first graders! I will not claim to be anywhere near an expert at incorporating the "Daily 5" but I'm giving it an honest shot.
|Grab the filled in posters here.|
|Get the BLANK ones here.|
I highly recommend that if you use these, keep them as a guide at the beginning of the year. After awhile, when the kids have got the hang of it, take some pictures of them using the tools and managing their work appropriately and then stick those photos on these charts. Then, if you find that you need to add more objectives, change the wording of some things, or just make it your own... you have the blank version readily available. Take ownership, let the kids take ownership... only then will they be meaningful to your work in the classroom.
|Get the Voice Level chart here|
As a companion to these charts, I made up a new "Voice Level" chart using DJ Inkers (go figure) and plugged the pictures into the info charts so that expectations were as clear as possible.
The ADORABLE fonts are from Jennifer Jones over at Hello Literacy. Grab a couple... they are too cute! :)
♥ Use what you like! ♥