The Daily Five

Are you looking for a new way to get your students excited about reading and writing? Are you struggling to get a handle on your literacy block? Are you hoping to find fresh strategies you can use to differentiate reading and writing instruction for all students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this course is for you!


This course is designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills for implementing the Daily Five within their own classroom. Teachers will learn the foundations of the Daily Five, how it has evolved throughout several trials and tribulations, and why it is a successful tool to help drive their literacy instruction.


Teachers will learn the different components of the Daily Five and how to successfully implement them within their own classroom. They will learn the routines and procedures for launching the Daily Five so they will be able to take this learning back to their classroom immediately. They will learn to engage students in meaningful literacy activities, rather than busy work.


Lastly, teachers will learn how to differentiate the Daily Five for all students. Teachers participating in this class will be sharing their learning with peers though several online discussions, they will be reflecting upon the course reading by completing a short reflection paper, and they will be creating two lesson plans that they will be able to make based upon the needs of the students they are currently teaching.


This course is targeted for K-12 classroom teachers, specialist programs, including special education, literacy, gifted and talented and instructional coaches.