Digital Daily Five with iPads

Word Work

Read to Self

  • Epic – Providing access to over 10,000 books, Epic is a free iOS app or webpage forScreen Shot 2016-02-17 at 3.41.13 PM educators. Check out Epic for Educators for information about setting up free teacher/student accounts.
  • Unite for Literacy – a great website for beginning readers.  I make a direct link to the website using the “add to home screen” feature of  iPad.
  • For older students:
    • Wonderopolis – Answers questions kids wonder about.
    • Newsela – Levelled news articles about current events, history, science etc.

Read to Someone

  • read to someone via Skype or Google Hangout (Check my class’s experience.) Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 10.57.58 AM
  • Record your reading using an app like Voice Record Pro (can be saved as a video)  See Kristen Wideen‘s step by step instructions using a similar app (scroll down).
  • Book Creator – take a picture of the page and then read it. Record a reading sample in the same “book” several times throughout the year to show fluency.  Grade one example

Listen to Reading

  • Skype or Google Hangout – Invite a guest reader to read to your students.
  • Epic – (As mentioned in Read to Self section) Books with the green “Read to Me” label are read aloud. Audio books have a purple label.
  • Unite for Literacy also reads books aloud (requires a click for audio on each page).
  • Storynory – Fiction for slightly older students (no illustrations) read aloud.
  • Belkin Rockstar allows up to five students to listen with headphones at once on a computer or device.


2 thoughts on “Digital Daily Five with iPads

  1. Kathy – you are awesome and we need your support in Trenton Public Schools New Jersey – our Paul Robeson Elementary School implemented The Daily 5 the last 2 years and is primed for the digital upgrade – Can you send me any additional resources you shared in your session BLC16 – I was attending ad tips and tricks –

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