I am currently reading a book on how to encourage literacy in the elementary classroom. The book, The Daily Five, was written by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (also known as the sisters). The sisters write:
“The Daily Five is the largest part of our literacy curriculum each day – it is the structure that allows all children to do meaningful work independently as we (the teachers) work in small groups and with individual children. The first weeks of school are dedicated to launching the Daily Five and instilling literacy habits that allow for independent work with little or no teacher supervision.” (Boushey & Moser, 2006, p.13)
As I am reading through this text, I am taking note of the strategies I can use in my own classroom to encourage my students to become independent readers; and to have a love for reading. I find the content of this book exciting as well as practical. I look forward to implementing the suggestions in my classroom during the next academic year.
What book are you reading this week? Share a teaser in the comments section – or the link to your post if you have written about it.
(This post was inspired by Miz B’s Teaser Tuesdays in which you share a few lines from the book you are currently reading.)