Each of the 19 units in the Reading Dailies program has 3, 4, or 5 individual lessons that are designed to be completed in a single week. Each unit starts by introducing the main strategy and the key skills embedded within it. Each lesson within a unit is designed to take about one day and requires students to read and reread a passage and write about it. By breaking a larger standard down into smaller skills, students can master them one at a time to build understanding. A Checkpoint Assessment assesses students’ understanding of the main strategy at the end of each week, giving teachers the summative data needed to assess whether students have mastered the skills.