The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades / Edition 1

The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades / Edition 1

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by Gail Boushey, Joan Moser
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1571104291

ISBN-13: 9781571104298

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

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

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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 years, and shared with thousands of teachers throughout the United States. The Daily Five is a series of 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.

This book not only explains the philosophy behind the structure, but shows you how to carefully and systematically train your students to participate in each of the five components.

Explicit modeling practice, reflecting and refining take place during the launching phase, preparing the foundation for a year of meaningful content instruction tailored to meet the needs of each child.

The Daily Five is more than a management system or a curriculum framework; it is a structure that will help students develop the habits that lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571104298
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Note to Readers     ix
Daily Five Basics
Introduction     3
From "Management" to "Principled Habits": Foundations of the Daily Five     17
What's the Difference?: Key Materials, Concepts, and Routines for Launching the Daily Five     27
The Daily Five in Action
Read to Self     45
Read to Someone and Listen to Reading     59
Work on Writing and Word Work     79
Putting It All Together and Troubleshooting     91
Bibliography     107
Appendix
Launching Charts (Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, and Word Work)     111
First Twenty-Five Days Weekly Charts     119

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The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about teaching students independence in the classroom. I didn't believe it could happen at first, but after trying just one component in the book (there are five), I am a true believer and can't wait to do the whole program next year (and, after seeing how quiet my kids were reading, several more teachers are doing it next year as well). The book explains in detail, using step-by-step instructions, how to build the 'stamina' kiddos need to work independently. It starts with 1 minute of work and works up to 30/45 minutes. The components will fit into any literacy program 'reading, writing, working with words, guided reading, etc'. Try it...you'll be glad you did.
mlarz1948 More than 1 year ago
The Daily Five is a handbook on how to organize and implement teaching strategies for reading and writing. The authors borrow techniques from various sources like, Fountas and Pinnell, GUIDING READERS AND WRITERS; Stephanie Harvey, STRATEGIES THAT WORK; and Donald Graves, ALL CHILDREN CAN WRITE. While there is nothing new in this book, it does help both novel and experienced teachers because it contain explicit details about reading performance and gives creative methods to incorporate reading throughout the school day. It is important to note how, and why the authors explain each part of the daily five which are; read to yourself, read to someone, listen to a reading, write (about something) and do word work (spelling, defining, prefix, suffix, root and base words) The authors claim, and I agree that incorporating these five practices everyday will promote more reading, and writing that will increase reading and writing proficiency. Another important factor the authors emphasize is room management. Again what they profess is not original, Haim Ginott, William Glasser M.D. and Fred B Chernow & Carol Chernow all address room management and classroom discipline. Boushey and Moser state that having students involved in different aspects of the same subject keeps the students busy and on task. And from my experience having students involved in short mini lessons does keep students on task. While many of us teachers who have been around the block a few times and have heard something new is coming our way, we yawn and say, "Okay, let's see it." And what we get is an old method of teaching in a new package. I could say the same thing about the Daily Five. Many of us teacher's who have been teaching have used the daily five in some way, shape or form at some time or another. However, that being said, the Daily Five helps in the organizational process. And even those like me who has a routine down, can gain from using the Daily Five method of teaching. The Daily Five book is especially valuable because it is a practical, and easy to implemented book. I would recommend this book to any elementary teacher. And I would suggest after familiarizing you with the essentials of the book, use it as a manual, and keep it on hand as a guide. It really does make the teaching day go smoothly .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book after a recommendation from another teacher. It is fantastic! I read it right away and was so interested that I couldn't put it down! This book explains the foundations of the Daily 5 and gives steps for successfully implementing the routine. It even includes sample scripts for initiating the Daily 5 routine. This is a great book for those interested in establishing the Daily 5 in their literacy block.
Dr-Maren More than 1 year ago
Before jumping on the Daily 5 band wagon, be informed that this is a framework -- not a complete language/reading program. It is a form of "readers workshop' using a more comprehensive student training. It does not provide teaching materials or lesson plans for direct instruction. This framework can support other reading programs and can easily be adapted to programs in place, but does not provide adequate resources to be a stand alone program. It is very student directed.
flteacher4 More than 1 year ago
I started implementing the Daily Five two years ago in my fourth grade class. I have never seen my students so into reading, so motivated, and wanting to read all the time! The "program" is easy to implement and can be used for any grade level, which is nice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book offers help to classroom teachers, reading specialists, and administrators who are looking for "real reading" activities. The book is easy to read and is an excellent guide for classroom procedures. I would also recommend watching the DVD on this topic.
Kojak More than 1 year ago
This book has a new approach to organizing reading instruction. I always like organized ways of planning my lessons. I'm planning to apply this to my 6th graders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Daily Five is a practical, common sense approach to literacy teaching. It gives teachers a guideline to use in assisting him/her in helping students become independent learners. The use of metacognitive strategies to build routine, strategy use, and stamina will stay with those students forever. This is a wonderful book for new teachers and teachers who wish to change their practice. One can take this book into their classroom today and start implementing The Daily Five!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I was somewhat disappointed that as usual these "helping" ideas quote others here and there to support their ideas, I found that by looking at this as a realistic usable method my disappointment dissipated. I have also seen it being used affectively as well as others trying but not being successful. It takes willing teachers to embrace this and make it work. But, when it works, it works! It only makes sense to enable the students to teach and scaffold each other. By teaching them how to help each other we provide them yet another skill. Working together toward a common goal. I have coined a word to explain my goals. We need to prepare them to be "Solutionists". To look at a problem and strive to solve it together and to make everything more efficient instead of bogging it down with rhetoric. WE need to give our children something to look forward to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Daily Five is a wonderful way to get your students on the road to independence and a love for learning. I used to stress out so much trying to do reading centers. The Daily Five gives me more time to work with my small groups without the feeling that all my other students are just wasting time. Now I feel that everyone is engaged in authentic learning. This book spells everything out for you and helps you understand the philosophy behind this method.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've now read two of the books writen by these wonderful teachers. I highly recomend this one. As well as their cafe book that show a more in depth look at their classroom managment system and how they work and plan for the need of each child in their classroom.
txveggiegal More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent for teachers k-5. I have always struggled with centers, and this book provides a great alternative. The students can't wait until it's time for the Daily 5!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned a great deal about structuring my literacy time through this book. From explicitly teaching procedures for independent, sustained reading to the importance of displaying I-Charts (anchor charts created during mini-lessons while becoming independent readers) throughout the classroom, The Daily Five was really invaluable to me. The second edition is out now, and it is surely worth reading, but the original isn't bad at all. Recommended reading for elementary teachers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I plan to implement this in the fall. I was told that there is also a newer addition that I can't wait to check out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It explains clearly how the two sisters set up their classroom management with The daily five. Good information
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We use this all the time in the classroom. A wonderful book!
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I have tried readers workshop, centers and more. What excited me about the Daily 5 is the language and the explanation for how to build the independence. With the common core coming and the emphasis on text complexity, teaching students how to choose a food fit book will be key. I appreaciated the examples and the firsf 5 week lesson plan outline. Up next... the Cafe Book. The complementary book to this series that better explains the curruiculm.
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