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Citation: Boushey, Gail & Moser, Joan. (2006). The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.


Title: The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
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Year: 2006
Publisher: Stenhouse
City: Portland, ME
Medium: Book
Author(s): Boushey, Gail
Moser, Joan
Grades: Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
Category: Fostering Independence Creating Opportunities for Choice Building Stamina
Annotation: In "The Daily 5," authors Gail Boushey and Joan Moser remember how they used to teach several years ago: “We spent too much time managing their behavior, planning activities, and putting out fires instead of teaching. We didn’t have time to plan for excellent instruction that would meet our children’s needs, nor did we have enough time for small group or individual conferences” (p. 5). As they read professional books and learned more, they began intentionally to teach toward independence. In "The Daily 5," Gail and Joan describe how they spend the first 20 days of school building community and practicing behavior and routines that will enable students to work independently. During their literacy block, students choose from five different activities: read to self; reading to someone; listen to reading; work on writing; or spelling/word work. This is intended to supplement the reading and writing workshop time that occurs during the day.