This is a GREAT book. Very informative and easy to follow. I was able to implement this technique into my classroom and it works! The children love their box of books that are their special fit. It is amazing how the children are dedicated to reading.:)
Love this book
This is an awesome method to use in your classroom. It has helped me cut waaayyyyy back on prep time, organizational time and struggling with classroom management during literacy time. My students have THRIVED on the choices, and have become way more responsible and careful with their actions. I simply love it. I am only implementing 4 of the DailyFive (not doing Listen to Reading at this time, however, I have stepped up on my reading to them.)
As a second year teacher teaching a combined 2/3 class, I was looking for a solid approach to my morning literacy block. I found that and more with this book, combined with the Cafe Book. This book is perfect for helping new teachers guide their students towards reading independence. It was easy to implement this, even though I started in January. Law now requires that I meet with students who are having difficulties in small groups on a daily basis. This program allows me to do this, and gives me the tools to document my interventions. I Love this book and the companion Cafe book, and plan to continue using this program, no matter what elementary grade I teach.
We had looked for these books elsewhere for nearly double the price. I received both books in new condition!!!! My collegue and I are now able to prepare to teach next year with a new perspective on reading instruction. After trying it at the end of the year and getting Kindergarteners to do quiet reading for 15 minutes I am very excited to implement the rest of the ideas in this book!
This book is so helpful for a simple literacy classroom management plan. It works great anywhere from Kindergarten up to older Primary grades.
"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."