In response to the 12/16/2010 post, “Go on a Field Trip,” a reader writes: What is the Fundamental Five? SC Response The Fundamental Five are the five instructional practices that magnify the effect of every other high yield instructional practice. Essentially, the Fundamental Five represent the blocking and tackling of quality instruction. Execute them at high frequency and high quality and student performance skyrockets. Ignore them and the job keeps getting more stressful and difficult.The book, The Fundamental Five: The Formula for Quality Instruction, will be released by the publisher in late May, early June. The practices are a game changer! Think. Work. Achieve.Your turn…Follow Sean Cain on