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The Daily 5

The Daily 5, Second Edition retains the core literacy components that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education and enhances these practices based on years of further experience in classrooms and compelling new brain research. The Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy (and now math) time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one.Teachers and schools implementing the Daily 5 will do the following:
  • Spend less time on classroom management and more time teaching
  • Help students develop independence, stamina, and accountability
  • Provide students with abundant time for practicing reading, writing, and math
  • Increase the time teachers spend with students one-on-one and in small groups
  • Improve schoolwide achievement and success in literacy and math.
The Daily 5, Second Edition gives teachers everything they need to launch and sustain the Daily 5, including materials and setup, model behaviors, detailed lesson plans, specific tips for implementing each component, and solutions to common challenges. By following this simple and proven structure, teachers can move from a harried classroom toward one that hums with productive and engaged learners. What's new in the second edition:
  • Detailed launch plans for the first three weeks
  • Full color photos, figures, and charts
  • Increased flexibility regarding when and how to introduce each Daily 5 choice
  • New chapter on differentiating instruction by age and stamina
  • Ideas about how to integrate the Daily 5 with the CAFE assessment system
  • New chapter on the Math Daily 3 structure
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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsChapter 1: That Was Then, This Is Now: How the Daily 5 Has EvolvedChapter 2: Our Core Beliefs: The Foundations of the Daily 5Chapter 3: The 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning IndependenceChapter 4: What Do You Need to Begin the Daily 5?Chapter 5: Launching Read to Self-The First Daily 5Chapter 6: Foundation LessonsChapter 7: When to Launch the Next Daily 5Chapter 8: The Math Daily 3Chapter 9: Returning to Our Core BeliefsAppendix A: Stamina ChartAppendix B: Read to Self GuideAppendix C: Work on Writing GuideAppendix D: Read to Someone GuideAppendix E: Listen to Reading GuideAppendix F: Word Work GuideAppendix G: Sample Guest Teacher PlansAppendix H: Sample Parent LetterAppendix I: Lesson Plans for Launching the Daily 5 and CAFEBibliography

About the Author

Richard Norman lives in Halifax. He has recently published poetry in "The Malahat Review, The Puritan," and "CV2," among other Canadian journals. His first collection is forthcoming from Biblioasis.


"A fine 'must' for any educator's collection!" - Midwest Book Review "A fine 'must' for any educator's collection!" - "Midwest Book Review"

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