Friday, July 6, 2012

Daily Five & Dual Language???

I first read The Daily Five in the summer of 2006.  I had just finished my Masters in Reading and was ready to implement all sorts of new ideas.  I loved the book and spent June and July dreaming up ways to rearrange my classroom.  I even bought a super ugly but comfy chair off of Craigslist.  My husband thought the guy should have paid us to take it from him instead of vice-versa but I knew my students would love it.  August came and I was asked to leave my classroom and work as the bilingual facilitator for my district.  While I was excited about my new job, I was sad to leave my dreams for my classroom behind and sad to not have the opportunity to implement the Daily Five with my own students.

From all of the teacher blogs that I visit, the Daily Five is still very much alive!  How's that for a rhyme?  This past fall, while I was coaching in another school district, I found this Kinder teacher beginning implementation of the Daily Five with her little ones.  These pictures were taken on September 20th.  I think that is impressive!

In the past few weeks, I have come across these bilingual blogs with resources and thoughts about implementing the Daily 5 in both Spanish and English:

Have you written a post about implementing the Daily 5 in your bilingual or dual classroom?  Please leave me a comment here and I will add you to my list!


  1. Hi Candis,

    I haven't posted recently about the Daily 5, but I did a while back. I just shared how I manage my guided reading groups and daily 5 rotations. You can check it out here:

    Mrs. Castro's Class...Anchor Chart Linky Party

    I love the daily 5, it's a game changer!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing, Laura!

  3. I like how you worked the Daily 5 into the needs of your students. I have awarded you a blog award. Stop by to pick it up!

    Toad-ally Exceptional Learners

  4. I have already read the book and I was thinking of implementing it this year. But I am a little afraid of not having enough books or time to meet all the kids.
    Thanks for those links, I'm heading to explore myself!


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