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The Daily Five

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"Do you love teaching but feel exhausted from the energy you expend cajoling, disciplining, and directing students on a daily basis? If so, you'll want to meet -The Sisters-, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Based on literacy learning and motivation research, they created a structure called The Daily Five which has been practiced and refined in their own classrooms for ten yea ...more
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Published December 28th 2007 by Stenhouse Publishers (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: education, reading, kindle
I was excited when I saw there was going to be an online public read of this book at the CAFE Book over at We Read, We Blog, We Teach. I like activities like this. I downloaded the Kindle version of this en vogue educational book.

I came to the Daily 5 knowing nothing about it. It took until chapter 3 before I got a good sense as to what it is. For the most part, the Daily 5 is what we have been doing in the classroom already. A couple of the middle chapters organized my thoughts around a few thi
Audrey L
May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My mom is a second grade teacher and school district reading/writing specialist. She teaches and conducts reading and writing workshops. I told her about this book before the start of school last year and she implemented it when school started. She has raved about how much this book has helped her class. My mom said her class is reading more and writing more than they ever have and they have made more progress than previous classes. My favorite story of my mom's use of this method was during the ...more
Dec 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have spent most of a school year implementing the daily 5 management system. I find that this will work for most students, and is a positive system for children to learn to become more independent in reading and language arts. I was amazed this year that I had more students that wanted to read to self and looked forward to the time to do this. I loved the read to someone section also. I used my own coaching sheets and students were very successful reading to each other. However, there are just ...more
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: professional
Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.

First, I just read a professional development book in a few hours. Second, it was awesome! I am very interested in putting the Daily 5 into practice this school year. I do or have done most elements of the process, but not all at the same time and not with the population of students I have now.

I quickly and deeply related with their stories of assigning (and grading) mounds of busy work, then not even being able to have a successful, uninterrupted small group. I sp
Nicki Marek
The daily five is something that we had followed in my 3rd grade self contained classroom during my internship. We did not do 'workstations" but instead, the daily five. This included reading to self, to a buddy, writing to self, guided reading, and that is as far as we got. I did have a moment to briefly look through the book, and absorb the information given to me from my teacher. The book goes far enough to describe to students how to pick a good book, one that you are interested in on your l ...more
Jul 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
Basically good ideas, although this should have been labeled K-2. You could stretch it to 3rd, but to say it's relevant for 5th grade is unreasonable. You really need Fountas & Pinnell or Lucy Calkins to do justice to literacy education.
Gabrielle Zastrow
So, most of you already know how much I love this program. I have used it for many, many years with much success. Now the 2 Sisters updated their original book. If you've been keeping up with them online at their website and with their newsletters, not much is truly new to you, but it is still a nice reminder of how things should look and be working in your classroom to get students to be independent in reading. This book also includes more information on barometer children and the The Math Dail ...more
Unfortunately, I read this for a masters degree course and I found nothing for secondary education teachers to do to adapt this program to a non-elementary level classroom. For the most part, the entire book details how to manage your classroom to start this program, then everything else just magically falls into place. I can see why this program is popular with elementary teachers because it does set clear expectations with younger students to become more independent and gives the teacher(s) in ...more
Ashley Barrett
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read the Daily 5 (First Edition) and have implemented it into my literacy block this past school year. I wasn't sure if I would need the second edition since I've experienced it already. I borrowed it from my principal and will be buying it for my library! This edition includes so many useful tools that make the starting process clearer. It combines the Daily 5 (with updates), CAFE, and includes a chapter on the Math Daily 3! I can't wait for my teammates to read this so that we can discu ...more
Colleen Fehring
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: professional
I selected The Daily Five to keep in my professional shelf because I would definitely read it before I get my own classroom. I offers clear and concise ways to manage your classroom and offer structure to your class that you otherwise might not be able to achieve, or would spend all your effort trying to in your own way. I will use this book before entering my first classroom and use it all throughout my first year. And probably read it again after!
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