This year we will be using The Daily 5 format into our day. It is a structure that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working independently that will lead to a lifetime of literacy independence. The Daily 5 is made up of 5 components, they are; Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, and Word Work. We will have three 20 minute sessions where students will be working on these five areas. While students are working on the Daily 5, I will be meeting with reading groups and doing individual conferences with students.
Words 2nd graders should be able to read and write fluently by the end of the year. This list is:
able air almost animal answer anything
back become before behind both boy
can’t careful change city
find follow found friend
large learn letter live
may mean men more most move much must
oil once only other our
page paper part people picture place point
same school sentence set should small so some something sound spell still study such
take tell than their these thing think those though thought through time try turn
way well word world write
This list of words comes from the Fry list. (Fry's 1000 Instant Words)
The Fry 1000 Instant Words are a list of the most common words used for teaching reading, writing, and spelling. These high frequency words should be recognized instantly by readers. Dr. Edward B. Fry's Instant Words (which are often referred to as the "Fry Words") are the most common words used in English ranked in order of frequency. In 1996, Dr. Fry expanded on Dolch's sight word lists and research and published a book titled "Fry 1000 Instant Words." In his research, Dr. Fry found the following results:
- 25 words make up approximately 1/3 of all items published.
- 100 words comprise approximately 1/2 of all of the words found in publications.
- 300 words make up approximately 65% of all written material. Over half of every newspaper article, textbook, children's story, and novel is composed of these 300 words. It is difficult to write a sentence without using several of the first 300 words in the Fry 1000 Instant Words List. Consequently, students need to be able to read the first 300 Instant Words without a moment's hesitation