There seems to be quite a bit of chatter lately about the Daily 5 and I'll admit it is really peaking my interest. In years past, I would've bought the book immediately and dove right in. The thing that is causing me hesitation is that my school is changing drastically last year. My principal has implemented a mandated schedule for every grade level to ensure that everyone is teaching the exact same thing at the exact same time for the exact same amount of time. We are also being told we have to use our Reading Program (Trophies) with fidelity, continue to use our scripted Envision Math, and are being given a new writing program which is scripted as well. So essentially I am going from planning my own lessons, coming up with creative ideas, having freedom with my scheduling, etc. to reading off of a script for every lesson of every day. I will still have time to meet with reading groups so that brings me to my question. I will be required to somewhat follow the "centers" that the reading program suggests as well as have specific writing prompts I will have to teach. Will the Daily 5 schedule and process still work in my room? Thanks in advance for any input you can provide.