The Daily 5™is a framework for structuring literacy time sostudents develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently.
The second edition was released in spring 2014.
How does it work?
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. These choices include
Read to Self,
Work on Writing,
Read to Someone,
Listen to Reading, and
Teachers tell us their Daily 5classrooms produce productive, highly engaged students who are developing a true love of literacy.
The benefitsof The Daily 5 for teachers and schools includethe following:
students develop independence,stamina, and accountability;
less time consumed by classroom management leaves more for instruction;
the framework adapts flawlessly to district-adopted curriculums and state mandates;
improves schoolwide literacy achievement; and
behaviors of independence transfer to other content areas.
The CAFE Systemis how The Sisters, and teachers all over the world, deliver instruction within The Daily 5 framework. It is what enables teachers to choose individualized goals, assign strategies, monitor progress, and provide just-in-timeinstruction to meet the needsof every student.
Hover overthe Daily 5 tab above to begin accessing resourcesto launch and sustain The Daily 5 in your classroom. You'll be able to access articles, lesson plans, videos, and more.
We continue to update on a regular basis to share our newestthinking, refinements, and current research, and others’ contributions.
Developing a self-managing reading program across all levels in classrooms by explicitly teaching children the skills of Reading to self, Listening to Reading, Reading to someone, Word Work and Work on Writing. Students will develop independence, stamina, and accountability.this structureis put into place helping teach children to be independent on literacy tasks. Once students are taught the behavioursof the tasks and build their stamina for independence, I will be able to work with individuals and small groups. We alsouse CAFE, which is a visual aid for organisingthe reading strategies your children will be learning to read books at their own level.
Once children are taught to build their stamina they will beengaged each day in these research-based meaningful tasks:
Read to self
Work on writing
Listen to reading
Read to Someone
While the students are engagedin their literacy choices, I will be teaching small groups and individualsso everyone can get the just-in-time instruction they need to reach their full literacy potential.