I used The Daily 5 for the last nine weeks. I incorporated the CAFE, also. We had 5 choices: Read to self, Read to another, Listen to Reading, Writing, and Word Work. Students did three 30 minute blocks each day. I taught mini lessons at the beginning of each block: one reading, one writing, one grammar each day.
I also differentiated with a "Reading Squares." Students had tasks on 16 squares that they had to complete each week. Squares included things like
1. Read one non ficiton book and do a web about a topic
2. Read a Louis Sachar bok for one block.
3. Use your spelling words in a newspaper article about a current events topic in the newspaper.
Students really had to manage their time well to complete everything. The "Reading Squares" were differentiated to each student. I had three or four different versions each week.
I LOVE the Daily 5! I have taught for 18 years, and I have NEVER seen kids read so much! Reading levels jumped at the end of fifth grade this year more than ever!
Some comments from my students,
"We are doing this thing called the daily five. It's awesome. I don't hate reading now!"
"I love getting to read what I want!"
"I think I'm actually going to finish the Percy Jackson series this summer! I've never read for fun before."
I can send you a copy of the reading squares if you are interested.