The Daily 5 model is widely used to increase the level of learning taking place while teachers facilitate Guided Reading groups. Students have the opportunity to participate in Read to Self, Read to Someone, Writing about Reading, Word Work, and Listening to Reading.
Teachers launch independent work time with strategy based mini-lessons. Students are able to self-select books at their independent reading level in order to practice and apply the strategies that have been taught. Students often participate in book clubs, much like book clubs many adults participate in. This structure encourages students to become lifelong readers and writers.
Our students participate in Writer’s Workshop. Teachers launch the workshop with mini-lessons and follow up with students using writing conferences in order to develop the writer and celebrate their individual achievements.
Family Reading Night
On Family Reading Night parents turn off the TV and spend the evening reading with their children. Children tell about what they have read using words and pictures. Children who return their Family Reading Night papers receive a prize or a sticker. Family Reading Night is held once a month from October through May.
ROBERTO = Read Or Be Read To
ROBERTO creates a reading connection between home and school for every student and every family at Hibbard from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Research shows that children who read every day become better readers and better students for life.
We ask that all students at Hibbard read every day for the following minutes:
(Students can always read more)
Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd grades = 20 minutes
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades = 30 minutes
Students may read on their own or have family members read to them.Parents must sign the ROBERTO form daily. Children will need to return that form to school every Monday.