The Daily 5

The Daily 5 : Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades

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The Daily 5, Second Edition retains the core literacy components that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education and enhances these practices based on years of further experience in classrooms and compelling new brain research. The Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one.

Teachers and schools implementing The Daily 5 will do the following:

Spend less time on classroom management and more time teaching
Help students develop independence, stamina, and accountability
Provide students with abundant time for practicing reading, writing, and math
Increase the time teachers spend with students one-on-one and in small groups
Improve schoolwide achievement and success in literacy and math

The Daily 5, Second Edition gives teachers everything they need to launch and sustain the Daily 5, including materials and setup, model behaviors, detailed lesson plans, specific tips for implementing each component, and solutions to common challenges. By following this simple and proven structure, teachers can move from a harried classroom toward one that hums with productive and engaged learners.

What's new in the Second Edition

It's now even easier to start and sustain the Daily 5!
Detailed launch plans for the first three weeks
Full color photos, figures, and charts
Increased flexibility regarding when and how to introduce each Daily 5 choice
New chapter on differentiating instruction by age and stamina
Ideas about how to integrate the Daily 5 with the CAFE assessment system
New chapter on the Math Daily 3 structure
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Product details

  • 5+
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.21mm | 430.91g
  • York, Maine, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1571109749
  • 9781571109743
  • 6,106

Table of contents

Chapter 1: That Was Then, This Is Now: How the Daily 5 Has Evolved
Chapter 2: Our Core Beliefs: The Foundations of the Daily 5
Chapter 3: The 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence
Chapter 4: What Do You Need to Begin the Daily 5?
Chapter 5: Launching Read to Self-The First Daily 5
Chapter 6: Foundation Lessons
Chapter 7: When to Launch the Next Daily 5
Chapter 8: The Math Daily 3
Chapter 9: Returning to Our Core Beliefs
Appendix A: Stamina Chart
Appendix B: Read to Self Guide
Appendix C: Work on Writing Guide
Appendix D: Read to Someone Guide
Appendix E: Listen to Reading Guide
Appendix F: Word Work Guide
Appendix G: Sample Guest Teacher Plans
Appendix H: Sample Parent Letter
Appendix I: Lesson Plans for Launching the Daily 5 and CAFE
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"A fine 'must' for any educator's collection!" - Midwest Book Review "A fine 'must' for any educator's collection!" - "Midwest Book Review"
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