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:


Each of these involves the following:
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

The CAFE Book

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

The Two Sisters own sites

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

An incredible wiki full of information and resources for downloading... (highly recommended!!!)

Another wiki devoted to Daily Five resources

Some fabulous resource material for downloading (some excellent videos)

Some great photos of her Pensieve

Instructions for creating a digital pensieve for the iPad!!

The CAFE book online!
Has some links to excellent links for Daily Five resources
(Great CAFE posters!!)

Videos, pictures, discussion and resources

Another blog devoted to Daily 5

A prezi on Daily 5 and CAFE

Symbaloo resources on 'Listening to Reading'

Some downloadable resources: