What is Daily 5?
*Daily 5 is a framework developed by Gail Bushy and Joan Moser for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently.
*Daily 5 allows for differentiation of instruction and engages students in learning.
*Daily 5 is a literacy instruction and classroom management system.
*The structure teaches students five independent literacy tasks.
Why use Daily 5 in the world language classroom?
- The reading, writing, speaking and listening skills practiced through Daily 5 provide comprehensible input and practice to students and increases language proficiency.
- Students interact with authentic text on topics of interest to them and at the appropriate level of challenge to add to their vocabulary banks and to increase their reading and speaking fluency in the target language.
What are the 5 strategies?
- Read to Self
- Students develop reading skills in the target language by using strategies such as looking for cognates, using illustrations, and through context.
- Reading to self adds to students’ vocabulary base and deepens understanding of syntax and sentence structure.
- Work on Writing
- Through tiered assignments, students of all skill levels develop writing proficiency. Students practice writing skills in the target language progressing from words to phrases and then to sentences and paragraphs.
- Read to Someone
- Students practice speaking and listening skills by reading to classmates in the target language. They practice pronunciation and work together to understand the text while increasing their fluency and literacy.
- Listen to Reading
- Students practice listening comprehension skills in the target language and hear examples of a variety of speakers in the language.
- Students follow along to increase vocabulary recognition, pronunciation and work together to understand the text while increasing their fluency and literacy.
- Word work
- Students practice writing target language vocabulary words using a variety of instructional tools such as magnetic letters, Bananagrams, stamps, and dry erase boards.
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