Creating Literacy Independence using the Daily 5 Program
|Date:||August 22, 2012|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
Who should attend
Grade 1 - 6 Teachers
About this learning opportunity
Learn how to help students develop independent daily habits of reading, writing and working with peers. The Daily 5 provides a flexible framework for teachers to tailor instruction to meet the needs of each student. This session will give an overview of the Daily 5 literacy structure, tips for organizing and setting up the program in your classroom, and key literacy lessons. There will be a short introduction to the literacy CAFE and how it can be incorporated into Daily 5. Division 1 & 2 classroom examples will be provided, based on Elk Island Public teacher experiences with Daily 5.
The Daily 5 book will be referenced during the session and it is recommended that you have your own copy. Books will be available for purchase at the session.
Please bring a flash drive (memory stick).
A special rate has been arranged with the Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre for our out of town attendees. Upon your registration, the booking information will be sent to you as part of your confirmation receipt.
This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.
About the facilitator(s)
Shawna Jenkins is a Literacy and Early Learning Consultant for Elk Island Public Schools. She works with elementary schools within her division in the training and implementation of the Daily 5 and Literacy CAFE. She has seen the positive impact these programs have had on student learning, within a wide range of learner needs and classroom settings. Previous to this, Shawna spent three years training teachers in Early Reading Intervention and was a Junior High Lead Literacy teacher. She taught at the elementary level and in Grades 1-9 Learning Assistance for 13 years. Shawna has training in Reading Recovery and has attended several Daily 5 and Literacy CAFE sessions offered by Boushey & Moser. Shawna’s passion is supporting readers and writers to feel successful and develop a love of reading.
Heather Balog has been a teacher for 18 years and has always had a love for literacy and language. She has worked for Elk Island Public Schools for 12 years. Heather has been trained in Balanced Literacy and was a Balanced Literacy consultant for Elk Island Public Schools. Two years ago she developed an interest in learning more about Daily 5 and how it would look in her classroom. Since then she has seen the impact it has had on her students learning and her teaching. Heather is presently working on attaining her Masters of Education with a focus on Literacy and Language.