Welcome to the first chapter of our Daily 5 Summer Book Study of The Daily 5 Second Edition by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, A.K.A. "The 2 Sisters." This first chapter is hosted by Brenda from Primary Inspired. Be sure to check out her post and others' from our D5 Book Study. And be sure to click on the picture below if you are interested in ordering your own copy of Daily 5.
I began my Daily 5 journey about two years ago. I have never fully implemented D5, but I really want to next year. I have taken bits and pieces of Daily 5 and CAFE, the assessment piece the authors use during D5, and used them in my classroom. I thought this book study would be the perfect way to ease into full implementation of D5 next year!
If you haven't ever heard of Daily 5, it is a way to create routines and procedures for your students to increase their independence so you can work with groups or individuals. I love that the students aren't just completing worksheets and busy work that I pass out, but they have a choice in their learning and they work on meaningful activities and practice while you are working with those who need extra support. Everyone gets what they need and students have more buy in because they have choice in the activities they complete!
The first chapter covers how the Daily 5 has evolved and how it's different from centers or readers workshop. It tells the differences between the first and second editions of the books and how the authors made many discoveries after writing their first book, and the changes they made. One of the first differences is they no longer do all five rounds of Daily 5 each day. To be honest, I was never able to do five rounds a day. Now they are recommending starting with two or three rounds, depending on your students' ages. The Sisters also changed how they introduce the Daily 5 choices. They still begin with Read to Self, but now suggest Work on Writing as the second Daily 5 choice instead of Read to Someone.
The Sisters have also added a math component called Math Daily 3 to their teacher toolbox. This will be discussed in detail in chapter 8.
The following chapters of Daily 5 will be discussed on the dates below:
We hope you will join us in the next month and a half as we embark on our Daily 5 journey! Be sure to tune into the blog on the dates listed above to learn more about Daily 5! See you on Thursday to discuss chapter 2! Head over to Primary Inspired to see what she and the others have to say about chapter 1!