The Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals. The Daily 5 is more than a management system or a curriculum framework – it is a structure that will help students develop the daily habits of reading, writing and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.

There are five main activities in the Daily 5:

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Each of these involves the following:
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The Daily Five was developed by the 'Two Sisters' - Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. They have two main books that describe the principles behind the Daily Five:

The Daily Five
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The CAFE Book
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They also have some excellent DVDs as well.

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I particularly recommend One Morning - this takes you through a whole morning in a Year One classroom as Daily 5 is implemented.

Some web-based resources:
Go here to see an online noticebaord that will lead you to some excellent resources about the Daily Five

http://pinterest.com/spikepinterest/daily-5/

The Two Sisters own sites
http://www.thedailycafe.com/public/main.cfm
http://www.the2sisters.com/the_daily_5.html

A fantastic resource with multiple articles, videos etc that are constantly being added to...highly recommended as a site to become a member!!
www.choiceliteracy.com

An incredible wiki full of information and resources for downloading...
http://mnwelementary-daily5andcafe.wikispaces.com/Daily+5+Resources (highly recommended!!!)

Another wiki devoted to Daily Five resources
http://daily5cafechat.wikispaces.com/

Some fabulous resource material for downloading
http://www.sanjuan.edu/webpages/gguthrie/balanced_literacy.cfm?subpage=127464

http://yung.wikispaces.com/The+Daily+Five (some excellent videos)

http://teacherweb.com/FL/LaurelHillSchool/MrsVensko/ap10.stm

Some great photos of her Pensieve
http://www.bainbridgeclass.com/cafe.htm

Instructions for creating a digital pensieve for the iPad!!
http://teachingliteracy.global2.vic.edu.au/2011/08/01/a-digital-pensieve-for-the-ipad/

The CAFE book online!
http://www.stenhouse.com/emags/0728/pageflip.html

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/116454

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=61940


http://downunderteacher.blogspot.com.au/
Has some links to excellent links for Daily Five resources

http://mrswilliamsonskinders.blogspot.sg/2011/07/cafe-posters.html
(Great CAFE posters!!)

http://teachingliteracy.global2.vic.edu.au/2011/03/13/my-literacy-block-modifying-the-daily-5/

Videos, pictures, discussion and resources
http://pulaskidailyfive.blogspot.com/

Another blog devoted to Daily 5
http://www.delightfuldaily5cafe.com/

A prezi on Daily 5 and CAFE
http://prezi.com/orfk_bno6vtp/daily-5-cafe/?auth_key=ffcfce705a48799843b2f31d2c8f17e4ced75654

http://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/daily-5.html

http://k-5literacyconnections.weebly.com/daily-5.html

Symbaloo resources on 'Listening to Reading'

http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/listentoreading1


http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/listentoreading5


http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/listentoreading

Some downloadable resources:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-CAFE-posters

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-strategy-cards-for-CAFE

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Editable-Literacy-Center-Posters-Rotation-Cards-and-I-Can-Charts

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flip-the-Sound-Accuracy-Strategy-pack

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Buddy-Reading-discussion-task-cards-bookmarks-and-posters

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-5-Monster-Themed-EEKK-I-Pick-and-3-Ways-to-Read-a-Book-Posters

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Choosing-a-Just-Right-Book-Bookmark

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-Five-Class-Management-System-FREEBIE

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-Five-Weekly-Management-FREEBIE

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-Five-Mini-Anchor-Charts

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-Five-5-Overview