Saturday, March 19, 2011

Do you find time for some of the daily five program in your library?

The Daily Five is a management system for teachers that engages students in authentic literary tasks while they are not in a guided reading groups or working with the teacher. These five tasks include reading to self, reading with someone, listening to reading, word work, and writing. The system was developed by well-known leaders in the world of education, Joan Moser and Gail Boushey (also known as "The Sisters").

The Daily Five is a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals.

Explicit modeling practice, reflecting and refining take place during the launching phase, preparing the foundation for a year of meaningful content instruction tailored to meet the needs of each child.

The Daily Five is more than a management system or a curriculum framework; it is a structure that will help students develop the habits that lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.

Read The Daily Five from Oxford Elementary School The Daily 5 by caitcamp

Like it? Create your own at It's free and fun!

Further Reading:
Beth Newingham's websiteThe Daily 5 site

No comments:

Post a Comment