What is Daily 5? How we use it in our classroom
The Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks which students will complete daily while I am meeting with small groups or individual students. Tasks include the following:
1. Read to Self
2. Read to Someone
3. Work on Words
4. Work on Writing
5. Listen to Reading
"The Daily 5 is more than a management system or a curriculum framework--it is a structure that will help students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy." - Joan Moser and Gail Boushey (The Sisters)
Each day, students will be able to choose which Daily 5 center they would like to go to. At each center, they will have a checklist of activities and tasks that they need to complete and a list of expectations to follow.
While meeting with small groups during Daily 5, we will be using what is called the Daily CAFE Menu for our literacy lessons. The Menu is as follows:
E- Expand Vocabulary
Each day, our lesson will focus on a specific skill in one of these categories based on the needs of each group or individual student.