What is Daily 5?

Daily 5 is a literacy framework that instills behaviors of independence, creates a classroom of highly engaged readers, writers, and learners, and provides teachers with time and structure to meet diverse student needs. Because it holds no curricular content, it can be used to meet any school, district, state, or national standards. Daily 5 classrooms produce productive, highly engaged students who develop a true love of literacy.

During Daily 5, 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.

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Read The Daily 5 Book

The Daily 5, Second Edition gives teachers everything they need to launch and sustain Daily 5, including materials and setup, model behaviors, detailed lesson plans, specific tips for implementing each component, and solutions to common challenges. Use the book study to guide your reflection and conversations.

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Continuing Education Opportunities

Online Seminars

One month of weekly webinars. Each seminar focuses on one method: the Daily 5, CAFE, Math Daily 3, or Classroom Design. Graduate-level credit available.

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Live Workshops

Get one or two full days of training by Gail Boushey, Allison Behne, and The 2 Sisters Team. Learn how to apply the Daily 5, Math Daily 3, and CAFE to any curriculum and classroom.

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Graduate Courses

Two online three-credit courses: Launching Daily 5 and CAFE; Launching Math Daily 3. Delivered by Allison Behne, assistant professor, Upper Iowa University

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