Friday, June 3, 2011

Daily 5-- Part 8- Listening

Okay, well this is it... The last installment of my Daily 5 guide. For listening to reading I only use the computer. I don't purchase books with CD's because there are so many free resources on the Internet. Currently I only have one computer so that means one student per round can do listening. 


I use Tumblebooks and only Tumblebooks because there are so many books. It is a subscription site though. What I do is I pick out 2 books for the week (usually a 10 minute and 4 minute) and put them in my Tumblebook favorites and the kids are able to just open and click. It's super simple and only takes about 1 minute of prep time to change out the books each Monday. There are many free sites listed here I just wouldn't be able to tell you how they work since I've never used them!  

After my students listen to reading they are then required to complete a listening reflection. My students just write in their Daily 5 notebooks. I model this in the beginning of the year. They may write about their favorite part, a connection they made, etc. When I taught kindergarten last year I used these two files. I have two different versions to differentiate. One with lines and one without

Well, I hope my Daily 5 blabbing helped some of you out. I am super passionate about literacy and the Daily 5. You are always welcome to email me and ask questions. 

Great.... now what am I going to blog about?? ;)

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8 comments:

Mrs. Ibarra said...

You can actually access Tumblebooks for through your city library. It is usually on the kids section of the library website. This is how I access it at school.

Thanks for all the Daily 5 posts!

Ms.M said...

My school, I think district, has a subscription but I only ever used it during whole group. Thanks for this idea. I will do this next year.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Mrs. D said...

Thanks for posting all about Daily 5. I'm planning on trying it next year. You gave me a lot of ideas!! :)

About Us said...

Hi Ms Durning
Your posts about Daily 5 have been great, I've been linking them out to daily 5 followers on Twitter.
The posts have been very useful for those of us who are only half-way through our school year in New Zealand and Australia!

I have bought little ear-pieces for listening on the computer, and the children are quite happy to share and just have one ear-piece each, so that two children can access one computer.
The ear-pieces are the ones that people use for cell-phones and ipods etc.

Have a good break
Judy McKenzie

Dana said...

Thanks for all of your help with Daily 5. I can't wait to implement it next year! :)

Dana
3rd Grade Gridiron

mavis said...

Try this free website. Students can choose books read by famous actors. leave the captions on so they can read along.
http://www.storylineonline.net/

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your helpful advice, insight and ideas! And for offering so many of your documents to look at- so helpful and much appreciated!!!

Anonymous said...

We use Raz Kids for our Listen to Reading rounds. Our school is lucky enough to have mini ipads during our Daily 5 time. Each student has their own profile, they log in and work at their own pace at a level I set up for them. You can go in and change their levels at any time.

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