• Literacy

Creating Independent Learners Using The Daily 5

PL # 13281.
Starting on 12 Apr 2022
Cancellation permitted until 06/04/2022
For Members$40
For Catholic Members$55
For Non-Members$80
Registration Close Date 6/04/2022
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Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools
  • Non-Members


Creating independent learners is a worthy goal in itself but it is also an essential component to successful reading lessons. Lessons that enable teachers to teach guided reading effectively and students to learn to their best ability.


Have you organised reading rotations so your guided reading sessions can run smoothly only to have your best plans break down as students struggle to work independently? 

This workshop is suitable for all primary teachers and explores the Daily 5 and the Daily Cafe (Boushey and Moser) which is a classroom management approach for literacy lessons that foster student independence. The session will explore how teachers can establish:

  • A literacy classroom management system for reading and writing workshops.
  • A classroom routine that enables differentiation.
  • A system of five literacy tasks that teaches independence and builds stamina.
  • A look at the Daily Cafe that can be used to ensure links to curriculum and desired learning goals for students.


This session has been developed as a result of Sharp Reading training so that guided reading gets maximum impact.


Schools are also encouraged and invited to contact AISWA to have this workshop take place in their school.


Christopher Witt (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Christopher Witt joined AISWA in 2009. Prior to that he was a Consultant at STEPS Professional Development.  At STEPS, Chris developed a literacy resource for secondary teachers: Tactical Teaching Reading. It included materials and professional learning courses and had great success nationally and internationally, helping many secondary teachers to successfully support literacy across their curriculum area.

After teaching for 25 years, Chris worked in various advisory and consultancy roles in curriculum improvement. He has been at AISWA for 12 years as a Literacy Consultant providing support for teachers and schools in professional learning and literacy improvement initiatives. This includes Sharp Reading, First Steps and Primary Connections. Key PL programs developed by Chris at AISWA include Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy and Programming and Assessment in English (P-10). 

Jill Buckrell (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Jill Buckrell is a Literacy Consultant with previous experience as a teacher and school leader in both urban and remote schools. She has a strong commitment to improving literacy outcomes for Aboriginal students and has been involved in several major Indigenous Education initiatives in the past as a school principal in remote WA and the Northern Territory. Jill began work at AISWA as a literacy consultant in 2012 and is involved in a number of key professional learning initiatives including: Big Six, Hot Readers and Data Conversations to Target Instruction (literacy). She is also an accredited Sharp Reading presenter and manages the implementation of this program in Western Australia. Jill co-organises the annual Broome Conference for remote Aboriginal schools. Jill’s particular interest lies in the research, development and application of quality literacy strategies and opportunities for students who underachieve in literacy.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 12:30


AISWA Training Room Suite 1
Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Leadership

Event Contact

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