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Improving Literacy Skills with The Daily 5

The Daily 5 is a systematic approach to teaching/learning literacy which includes implementing the following 5 areas every day: Read to self, read to someone, word work, work on writing, and listening to reading. It is suggested that engaging in these "Daily 5" activities will foster life long habits of reading, writing, and working independently.
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Improving Literacy Skills with The Daily 5
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    The majority of the literature on the Daily 5 is at the early literacy and elementary levels as this is the time where it is vital to be implemented. However, there has been great success when secondary educators use the best practices that the Daily 5 offers.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    One of the best things about The Daily 5 is that it is student driven instruction. Therefore, students are responsible for selecting books that are a "good fit." One way to do this is by utilizing the I PICK (I look at a book, Purpose, Interest, Comprehension, I know all the words). This video was uploaded by a teacher demonstrating a self-made song to remind students of this process in a fun way!
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    The Daily Café website is ran by the creators of the Daily 5 program, known as The Two Sisters. This website includes many suggestions, examples, and crucial information for proper execution of all aspects of the Daily 5 and is updated with current best practices in the area routinely.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    Before even attempting to execute the Daily 5 in your classroom, it is vital to read the book. The book is the core foundation for this program and upon reading completion, you can then be creative in the ways you wish to implement the 5 aspects in your classroom.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    The Two Sisters, the creator of the Daily 5 were interviewed for Education's Week's Blog. The blogger and school administrator Peter Dewitt, wanted validation that the adaptation is not just a new fad but can actually provide life long success that carries over to all subjects and aspects of education.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    The video clip is an example of one aspect of the Daily 5, reading to self. The students are visibly focusing on reading and building their personal stamina which allows the teacher more time to do differentiated group work with select students. This exemplifies how this program is great for time management for not only the students but also the educators.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    This video is an example of a Focus Lesson where the teacher exemplifies the importance of the choosing "best fit" books to her students.
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    Caitlin Unger says:
    I used this with my students and made tweaks when needed but this acts a phenomenal cookie cutter during the first few days of implementation which are usually the most challenging.
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