Over the next five weeks in the AT&T Classroom, the second graders will be focusing much of their time on literacy using the Daily 5™, a framework for structuring classroom literacy instruction so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. During the Daily 5 time block students select from five authentic reading and writing choices, working independently toward personalized goals, while the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group and small-group instruction, as well as one-on-one conferring. The reading and writing choices include: Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, and Word Work.This morning in the AT&T Classroom the second graders used Vocabulary-Spelling City for Word Work practice with this week’s spelling lists. Vocabulary-Spelling City is a web-based tool designed for both classroom instruction and for extended homework practice. It is a multi-platform tool available for PCs/desktops, Chromebooks, iOS and Android tablets and Kindles. The tool is based on best practices research in education and uses a game-based approach to target important skills for mastering vocabulary terms and spelling rules. Teachers are able to create word lists that students can access for both skill practice and assessment.