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Daily Five, The (First Edition) / Edition 1

Daily Five, The (First Edition) / Edition 1

by Joan MoserJoan Moser
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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

About the Author

Gail Boushey’s work as a literacy coach and author is based on her classroom experiences, which range from preschool through grade six and special education.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, Child Studies and Special Education and has a Master's degree in Special Education.

“I want what every teacher wants: effective teaching methods that can adapt as things change, and to lead our children to a lifetime of learning.”

Gail has three daughters and enjoys concerts, camping, reading, and cooking.

Joan Moser’s passion for meeting each child’s individual needs by discovering where they are and guiding them forward has been practiced and refined in a variety of classroom settings. She has taught kindergarten through sixth grade, special education, and is a certified Reading Resource Specialist. Joan obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development and her Master’s degree in Reading.

When her nose isn’t buried in a book and her fingers aren't flying over the keyboard writing, you will likely find her golfing, gardening, or hiking with her husband and her puppy.

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
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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