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The daily 5

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Nikki Ford

on 6 October 2013

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The daily 5

Programs created by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser "The Sisters"
Daily 5 Components
Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, Expand Vocabulary
Fostering Literacy Independence in Elementary Grades
How the Program Evolved
Past- We taught and practiced behaviors once or twice and expected students to know and do them. We thought that students came knowing appropriate behaviors.

* Present- We teach and practice skills until behaviors become habits. We spend each day defining and practicing behaviors.
Components of Daily 5
Read to Self
* Read to Someone
* Work on Writing (WOW)
* Listen to Reading
* Word Work
What Sets the Program Apart
Teaches independence
* Provides students substantial time to read and write
* Allows integration of reading and writing
* Clearly defines instructional routines that accelerate learning
* Build stamina
* There is a sense of urgency- understanding the why
* Less time trying to manage the students/engaged literacy
Launching Daily 5
(The first few weeks)

* Setting daily structure and building community
* Instilling literacy habits that allow for independent work
Core Foundations
* trusting students
* providing choices
* nurturing community
* building stamina
* staying out of the students' way once the routines are established
Crucial Components
* establish a gathering place
* develop the concept "Good Fit Books"
* create anchor charts for referencing behaviors
* short, repeated intervals of independent practice
* calm signals and check-in procedures
use correct/incorrect model for demonstrating appropriate behaviors
Important Materials
* book boxes including several good-fit books, WOW notebook and pencil,, red folder, individual ear buds/headphones
* shelf for book boxes
* Daily 5 bulletin board including anchor charts
* timer, chimes, doorbell, etc.- used for checking in
* listening center- books/books on tape, CD or ipods, ipads-audiobooks
Read to Self
* Practice reading good-fit books each day is the best way to be a better reader.
* 3 ways to read a book
* good-fit books
* building stamina
Reading to Someone
* Students practice fluency and expression, comprehension,, and engage in a learning community
* Voice
* Checking for Understanding
Work on Writing
* Practice writing every day is the best way to become a better writer.
* Work on writing of their choice
Word Work
* This helps students build upon spelling skills which carries over into writing. Good spellers are more comfortable with the writing process and getting thoughts down on paper.

* Can use: whiteboards, magnetic letters, wikki stix, clay, letter stamps, colored markers, games
Listening to Reading
* This allows students to hear good literature and fluent reading. They learn new words which expands their vocabulary, improving reading skills.
* assessments should guide our instruction
* taking assessments to the next level of really knowing what kids need to learn
* keeping assessment information organized, focused, and easy to use
Presentation given by Paula Bevins and Nikki Ford
St. Mary School
Delaware, Ohio
Link to presentation:
* The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser " The Sisters"
* The CAFE Book by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser

www.ccpensieve.com- online Pensieve Assessment binder

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