Read to Someone Daily 5

To whom it may concern:

The video above/below is a description of how students are supposed to read to someone in Daily 5. In the video, I explain my expectations I have for students when reading to someone, how to decide who reads first, and why reading to someone enhances student literacy. Some of those expectations are choose a “good fit” partner, get started quickly, “EEKK” (elbow, elbow, knee, knee), find a spot and stick to it, read the whole time, follow along with partner and use your reading strategies to help each other. Students can choose who read first or if they cannot decide they can do a quick game of rock, paper, scissors. Lastly, I explain how students enhance their literacy skills when reading to someone.

This video relates to Daily 5 because it is one of the five stations students do throughout the day. The five stations are read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, work on writing and word work. When students do Daily 5, they will follow a list of expectations the teacher provides them. This video also enhances student literacy learning. It may not seem like it but it does. Students know the expectations for reading to someone, so then students will be able to apply the expectations they have for one station, to others, and whole and small group instruction. Knowing these expectations help students stay on task, get started reading right away and build their stamina (Boushey and Moser, 2014). All five stations enhance student literacy but today we are going to look specifically about reading to someone.

When students read to someone, they enhance many literacy skills. Some include “quantity of reading, level of attention to reading, reading motivation, opportunity to practice skills and strategies, fluency, expression, reading rate, work-attack skills, vocabulary, and love of reading” (Boushey and Moser, 2014). Because students have a partner, students are able to help each other out. For example, if one student knows the word or meaning of the word, he or she can help their partner in pronouncing or defining the definition. Students also get to choice their own book to read, which makes reading more fun and interesting. Reading to someone is greatly beneficial for students.

Boushey, G., & Moser, J. (2014). The daily 5. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

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