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The Daily 5 (K-3)/Semester Course

 

Do you find that working with small reading and writing groups at the primary level is a less than ideal situation? Are students constantly interrupting your small group instruction for directions and clarifications? This online course introduces the Daily 5, a framework for structuring the time students spend working on literacy. This literacy block routine is structured in such a way that an entire classroom of students is engaged in deliberate, thoughtful, interesting, and fun activities which are focused on literacy while the teacher meets with small groups or individuals to provide target instruction. This course provides an in-depth look at the core components of the Daily 5 including Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Word Work, and Listen to Reading. Participants will learn about the overall structure of the Daily 5 including how to introduce all five components through specific foundation lessons. Strategies will be offered for differentiation and assessment. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"The content of this course was in-depth and thorough. It was a great overview of how to teach using the Daily 5." - Heidi Glass

 

Enrollment Options

Register] Course Registration Only $199

Register]Course Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $429

 

Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Reading in the Wild” by Donalyn Miller

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List

 

Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 5BXX

UCSD Course Number: EDUC40144

Unit One

  • Introduction to the Daily 5
  • Defining the Core Beliefs
  • The Daily 5 and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography/Write an article reflection

Unit Two

  • Preparing the Classroom for Optimal Learning
  • The Ten Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence
  • Helpful Support
  • Assignment #2: Create I-Charts

Unit Three

  • Read to Self
  • Focus Lessons and Differentiation for Read to Self
  • Read to Self: Make it a Success
  • Assignment #3: Create a Focus Lesson

Unit Four

  • Work on Writing
  • Focus Lessons and Differentiation for Work on Writing
  • Work on Writing: Make it a Success
  • Assignment #4: Create a Shared Writing Activity

Unit Five

  • Read to Someone
  • Focus Lessons and Differentiation for Read to Someone
  • Read to Someone: Make it a Success
  • Assignment #5: Create a Foundation Lesson

Unit Six

  • Word Work and Listen to Reading
  • Focus Lessons and Differentiation for Word Work
  • Word Work and Listen to Reading: Make them a Success
  • Assignment #6: Create Word Work Activities
  • Assignment #7: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)