In our class, we use the Daily 5 (Les 5 au quotidien) literacy program to support reading and writing skills.
This program is based on routine, long periods of individual reading and writing, small group instruction, and creating intrinsic motivation to become a better reader and writer. The students love the variety of ways they can choose to practice their language skills, whatever their area of expertise or growth may be.
In the following photos, students can be seen performing Read to Self, Working on Writing, and Word Work (a fun way to sell spelling to youth!). As you can see, the students are all very engaged and calm, despite the great variety of activities going on at one time.
It is such a joy to watch the students personalize their learning during Daily 5!