Each students is given a laminated Daily 5 card. Notice there are only 4 of the 5 Daily 5 activities. My students do not have a choice whether they will silent read on a particular day. This is something that every child does every day.
We start off Daily 5 with a CAFE lesson. (More on this during a later post...some stop on back.) After the lesson I direct students to go back to their seats at take out their Daily 5 cards. These are kept in their book bags. (All materials needed for Daily 5 are kept in their book bags.)
While students are doing their Daily 5 activity, I am working with my guided reading and strategy groups. (Again more on this during a later post!) When we are done with the first rotation, I ring my bell two times. This signals the students to clean up and meet me on the rug for our writing lesson. After the writing lesson is done, we begin our next rotation of the Daily 5 the same way that we began the first.