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.
Explore The Daily CAFE
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3 Ways to Read a Book
3 Ways To Read a Book–Even in Intermediate
Why We Teach Students to Pick Good-Fit Books
Modeling the I-PICK Method for Choosing Books
Using Weights to Teach About Good-Fit Books
Managing Book Boxes
Sixth-Grade Book Boxes
Book Boxes for Kindergarten and Beginning, Nontraditional Readers
10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence
Adding a Goal and Strategy at Check-In
After Check-In, Smooth Release
Five Levels of Support for Building Stamina
- LAUNCHING GUIDES -
Read to Self Launching Brief
Work on Writing Launching Brief
Read to Someone Launching Brief
Word Work Launching Brief
Listen To Reading Launching Brief
Continuing Education Opportunities
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.
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.
Two online three-credit courses: Launching Daily 5 and CAFE; Launching Math Daily 3. Delivered by Allison Behne, assistant professor, Upper Iowa University