Daily 5

The Daily 5 is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently.

How does it work?

Students select from five authentic reading and writing choices, working independently toward personalized goals, while the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group and small-group instruction, as well as one-on-one conferring. These choices include

  • Read to Self,
  • Work on Writing,
  • Read to Someone,
  • Listen to Reading, and
  • Word Work.


In our classroom, each step will be posted and we will spend time reviewing the components and what is expected.

We’ll  begin slowly, but “The Daily 5” is a phrase you’ll hear a lot, so this page can serve as a resource.

If you want to learn more: