What is The Daily Five? The Daily Five is a literacy framework It is unique in that it is a structure that helps students develop daily habits of reading, writing, and working together fostering a lifetime of independent literacy
Daily Five Overview Students choose between five choices for reading Read to Self Work on Writing Listen to Reading Read to Someone Word Work
The Daily Five Choices stay the same all year and are taught and practiced until students are independent (procedures!) For each choice you start by creating an I-chart and building stamina
CAFÉ Menu Once students are independent with Daily Five choices, CAFÉ is how the teacher works with students while they are doing their Daily Five rotations Small Groups Individual Conferences and Goal Setting CAFÉ teaches students to set reading goals, monitor their own learning, and become more strategic readers Teacher’s have documentation for each individual student in their conferring notebook (like Sarah shared last year)
CAFÉ Literacy Menu 100% skills basedComprehension Mini lessons teach theAccuracy strategies and then students use them duringFluency their Daily Five choices to become better readersExpand These strategies also Vocabulary become the student reading goals
Pulling it all together What does a Daily Five reading block look like? 10 minute Phonics Lesson 20 minute Daily Five Rotation #1 Each student chooses a Daily Five choice Teacher is working with small groups or doing individual conferences (CAFÉ) 10 minute Vocabulary Lesson 20 minute Daily Five Rotation #2 10 minute Skills Lesson (CAFÉ Strategy) 20 minute Daily Five Rotation #3
How does Daily Five and CAFÉrelate to CCSS? No hand holding—teaches independence Completely skills based—can be used with any grade level or curriculum Procedures based—CHAMPS approved Differentiation—book levels and student goals are completely individualized Students take ownership of their own learning which prepares them for higher education and the real world
For more information… Read the books! I promise it will be worth your time! Official Website: http://www.thedailycafe.com/ Search Daily Five or CAFÉ on Pinterest (tons of free resources and ideas) Email me! email@example.com
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