• The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades, 2nd Edition, Feb/2014

The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades, 2nd Edition, Feb/2014

Author(s) Gail Boushey, Joan Moser (The 2 Sisters)
ISBN10 1571109749
ISBN13 9781571109743
Format Paperback
Pages 208
Year Publish 2014 February


The Daily 5, Second Edition retains the core literacy components that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education and enhances these practices based on years of further experience in classrooms and compelling new brain research. The Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy (and now math) time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one.

Teachers and schools implementing the Daily 5 will do the following:

  1. Spend less time on classroom management and more time teaching
  2. Help students develop independence, stamina, and accountability
  3. Provide students with abundant time for practicing reading, writing, and math
  4. Increase the time teachers spend with students one-on-one and in small groups
  5. Improve schoolwide achievement and success in literacy and math.

The Daily 5, Second Edition gives teachers everything they need to launch and sustain the Daily 5, including materials and setup, model behaviors, detailed lesson plans, specific tips for implementing each component, and solutions to common challenges. By following this simple and proven structure, teachers can move from a harried classroom toward one that hums with productive and engaged learners.

About The Authors:

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

"When we were little, our parents bought a piece of property that included an old, condemned girls' academy. Having a huge, empty, four-story 'playhouse' in our backyard, our days were filled with pretending and playing with our siblings. We each had our own room in this dilapidated building, many of which were classrooms complete with the warped blackboards of old. This imaginative play led to the magical type of 'teaching' only a child could understand. It is no wonder three of our six siblings became teachers!"

"The Sisters," as they are known, continue their magical teaching today, consulting across the nation, and presenting at NCTE, IRA, and state reading conferences.

Gail is a literacy coach and Joan is a K-2 multi-age teacher.

Gail has three daughters and enjoys camping, reading. She and her sister are very close. "We love being together and are the very best of friends! When we are with each other, we are always at home."


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