I have already posted about some of my favorite Smartboard programs, but for this post I wanted to focus on Smartboard programs for students to do independently during the Daily 5. Typically I partnered students up so that each pair had 2 Daily 5 Rotations per week to use programs. Sometimes I created my own programs, but often I found that what I needed was already out there in the Smart Exchange.
**At first I was worried about the other students being distracted by students on the board, but after a week or so, it was not a problem!
I have put the exact names and pictures of the program. You can look them all up on The Smart Exchange. Here are my favs:
For Primary Grades:
Long O Word Sort:
(There are many more programs in this format with all the vowels.)
For Intermediate Grades:
Grade 3 Main Idea: (Really makes the practice more engaging :))
Guide Words: (could be for primary grades, too)
Parts of Speech Sort:
All of these could be used for various grades depending on the skill-level of the students you are working with! I love how Daily 5 allows for differentiating like this. Have you found any great programs to use during Daily 5?