Daily Five Word Work

Daily Five Flow

At this time of year I often find that the range of learning shrinks, making it easier to integrate word work into our daily five flow. During our flow the children move at their own pace through the five strands.

The sisters (daily five) recommend that you keep it simple so that the children can focus on the skill. When the frameworks are familiar, the children are able to transition into the activity very quickly, focusing on the learning. I usually introduce a new activity every couple of weeks in small groups with about half the class. Then during Daily five the children can become peer teachers. I like to use flexible materials that can help children with letter sound/name fluency, blending, building words and rhyme.

Some of the frameworks we are doing right now are:

Board game (substitute word cards or word die for the number die)

Go Fish- use the game format for rhyming, words, letters and blends
Go Fish Rhyming Game

Memory-use file cards, letter cards, picture & letter cards, picture & word cards

Build a Word (sequencing)- use play dough, letter beads, gem stones, jewels, wooden blocks, unfix letters/blends, magnet letters


Bingo- you can make a simple set or purchase a game to differentiate instruction. I like to use magnets and a cookie sheet to slide the letter/sounds or words
Bingo- slide the letter using name or sound

Pick Up Sticks- you can colour code the sticks to help the children choose which set is a good fit i.e.: Kindergarten sight words, early grade one, mid year, etc.

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