I have many books on my things to do list for this summer. I truly enjoy reading and I look forward to reading outside on a sunny day or inside on any day. :0) Just having time to read is great for me.
Here is one of my summer reading books:
The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser “the sisters”.
What are the Daily Five? They are read to self, read to someone, work on writing, listen to reading, and spelling/word work. This is actually a management system for the classroom where teachers engage students into actively reading for a purpose.
As I read this outstanding book, I can see that integrating technology into the daily five will be quite easy. Each area is built for technology use. All five areas, read to self, read to someone, work on writing, listen to reading, and spelling/word work can be accomplished through blogs, wikis, and Internet websites. There are ebooks and books on tape that are wonderful resources for kids.
A blog would be a fantastic way to have students journal their experiences with the Daily 5. Personal blogs would reflect the students’ writing and word work to show growth over time. There are numerous places to set up blogs for young students. Remember to edit the settings and keep them private if your child or students are under 14.