The Daily 5 for Language Arts


Take a look at our favorite resources on the Daily 5 technique for Language Arts, collected and reviewed by CIRCLE. Experienced Adventist educators sift the ever expanding array of online resources for those of best value for Adventist teachers, administrators and support staff, curating lists for quick and easy use by busy educators anywhere, anytime. 

Daily 5 Presentation
This PowerPoint style presentation explains the Daily 5 technique and its importance and provides strategies for using it effectively.

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The Daily Café
Teachers and sisters, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, provide tips and techniques for implementing Daily 5, CAFÉ (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, Expand Vocabulary), and Math Daily 3. A subscription to the website provides unlimited access, though some information is free, including a tip of the week by email and basic information about each strategy.

Visual presentation for Introducing the Daily 5 in a School Setting
This presentation that explains techniques for introducing Daily 5 in a school setting is ideal for teacher development/training.

The Effects of the Daily Five, Developed by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser, on Classroom Literacy Instruction
This dissertation by Jason Matthew LaShomb reports positive and negative implications of using the Daily Five in a Language Arts Classroom.

Concerns with the Daily 5
Daily 5 is a popular concept in education right now, but it may not always be good. Timothy Shanahan presents some challenges with Daily 5 that teachers need to be aware of.

The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades
Written by the two Daily Café sisters, this book is spoken well of on teacher blogs.


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  • | February 9, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Me gustan los artículos de las revistas de educación adventista, en especial los de metodología y técnicas de enseñanza de las ciencias y Matemáticas

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