It is important to foster literacy independence within the elementary school so that our students are prepared for a successful transition to middle school when they are ready to leave our building. The Daily 5 model fosters the development of such literacy independence. Based on literacy learning and motivation research, The Daily Five has been practiced and refined in thousands of classrooms throughout the United States. Joan Moser and Gail Boushey, both experienced teachers, have expertly authored this model of reading instruction that has contributed to student reading success in every classroom it is used. The Daily Five is a structure that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working with peers that leads to a lifetime of independent literacy. The Daily Five refers to five equally important literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals allowing for individual and differentiated instruction to take place. The teacher embeds explicit reading instruction of specific strategies and skills in minilessons taught to the whole class between each transition of the five components. This structure allows all children to work at an independent level of challenge while taking responsibility for their learning and literacy development.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017