Going Digital with the Daily 5
1 Read to Self
Students can do their round of read to self using any of the above apps. Most of them are free or very inexpensive. I have also let students use their own devices for this as they can read books that their family may have purchased on Kindle or Kobo
2 Listen to Reading
3 Read to Someone
I find that most younger students prefer to read a hard copy book with a peer, while older students seem to enjoy logging into Epic and reading the same book as a peer. Do what works for your class.
If you are looking to take a running record, listening to your students read aloud, or simply to have a record of the reading be available for parents then the apps about are great ways to record reading.
4 Word Work
5 Work on Writing
Students can use the apps to inspire their writing, then your favorite writing tool, be it paper pencil, word document or my new favorite, google docs. If you use google make sure you install the chrome extension read write for google, this allows students to use voice to text, word prediction and once they submit an assignment you can easily offer feedback.