The Daily Five Alive! (Video)

Strategies for Literacy Independence

It's a common dilemma: Teachers need time to work in one-on-one conferences and in small groups with students during literacy workshop. Yet assigning “busywork” to the rest of the class doesn't help students develop the essential reading and writing skills they need. Can we really expect young readers and writers to tackle challenging work on their own without constant support and intervention from teachers?

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It's a common dilemma: Teachers need time to work in one-on-one conferences and in small groups with students during literacy workshop. Yet assigning “busywork” to the rest of the class doesn't help students develop the essential reading and writing skills they need. Can we really expect young readers and writers to tackle challenging work on their own without constant support and intervention from teachers?

This question led Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (“the Sisters”) to develop The D...read more

About the Author(s)

Gail and her sister Joan (Moser) grew up in a small town and farming community with four other siblings.

Joan and her sister Gail (Boushey) grew up in a small town and farming community with four other siblings.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and Read to Self (30:55)

  • Introduction 0:00-1:55 (1:55)
  • Read to Self: Three Ways to Read a Book 1:56-7:00 (5:44)
  • Read to Self: I-Chart 7:01-17:31 (10:30)
  • Read to Self: Correct and Incorrect Models 17:32-23:27 (5:55)
  • Read to Self: Placing Children Around the Room 23:28-26:59 (3:31)
  • Read to Self: Check-In 27:00-30:15 (3:15)

Part II: Read to Someone (32:49)

  • Read to Someone: EEKK 0:00-3:38 (3:38)
  • Read to Someone: Check for Understanding 3:39-12:19 (8:40)
  • Read to Someone: Choosing a Partner 12:20-23:54 (11:34)
  • Read to Someone: I-Chart 23:55-32:09 (8:54)

Part III: Working on Writing and Closure Activities (18:57)

  • Work on Writing: Unknown Words 0:00-4:18 (4:18)
  • Work on Writing: I-Chart 4:19-12:29 (8:10)
  • Daily Five: First Round Check-In 12:30-16:05 (3:35)
  • Daily Five: Student Sharing 16:06-18:48 (2:42)

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 85 minutes, 1 DVD, viewing guide and CD-ROM
Year: 2006
Item No: WEB-0495
ISBN: 978-157110-495-3

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